Lemonade Visiting Teaching Printable
I have a good friend who is going through a tough trial right now, so I decided to make this cute little visiting teaching printable for her.
Righteous desires can sometimes be the most painful. It is hard when you are trying to do something you are supposed to do and that you want to do, but you can’t. I know very well how that feels and how painful it can be.
My husband and I struggled with infertility for six years before we were finally able to adopt our two beautiful children. The minute I saw my son’s face, all the pain I had felt for so long went away. When I saw my daughter’s face, the emptiness totally disappeared. I was surprised at how quickly my emotional and spiritual wounds were healed by those sweet little spirits.
But not being able to have children was one of the hardest times in our lives. We knew that the Lord wanted us to have a family and we wanted to have a family, but we couldn’t. I had dreamt of being a mom ever since I was little. I felt like I was born to be a mother – that I was a tool without a use. I also had to weather my fair share of insensitive comments and snap judgments. But there was nothing I could do, even though it often felt all-consuming. I had to wait on the Lord and trust him.
However looking back, I wouldn’t change a thing. My path has been a unique one and has taught me things I would not have learned otherwise. I am a better person and a better mother for it. It was my refiner’s fire and it changed me. I can even say that I am grateful for it, even though I did not feel like that at the moment.
I love D&C 90:24, because it is a reminder that everything, the blessings and the trials, are working together to make us better. It is a reminder to make lemonade from life’s lemons.
I decided to share the visting teaching printable here in case you or somebody in your life needs a pick me up. You can drop it off with some fresh lemons or if you are really nice, you can make the lemonade for them!