Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Like Mother Like Daughter

For those of you who know my mom you can understand I jump at the oportunity to be compared to her. She a force to be reckoned with and is amazingly caring and spiritual. Her strength and determination has always been something I have looked up to. One thing you may not know about my mom is that regardless of her parents not attending a church she always felt the need to pray. As a little girl my mom memorized the Lords prayer, motivated by my very religious Great Grandma Helen, and to this day when she gets stressed out she recites it to herself over and over again. Apparently I have adopted some of this stress relief strategy. I don't use the Lords prayer, but instead find myself turning all of my thoughts into little prayers. For example when I would normally think "I'll head to the library and work on this assignment first" it now starts with a Dear Heavenly Father and ends with an Amen. I think there is something calming in feeling like you're continually talking to the Lord and even a comfort or affirmation that I'll be able to do what I need to. My mom, I believe, gets this same sense of security in those stressed out moments and thinking that I'm like my mom in this respect just makes me feel all the more capable!


  1. Court, honestly, all of you girls are sooo much more than I will ever be. This is my greatest joy. I think a lot about the pursuit of constant connection between the spiritual and temporal experiences. Reaching for that spiritual all of the time is a challenge in this world. I'm going to follow your wonderful example and be more aware! I love you sooo much! What you have said means a lot to me.

  2. oh court that is the sweetest thing! your mom is awesome! i love you both! dont you just love saying you are like the person who raised you to be who you are today? man...thanks moms!

  3. ps that last comment was from chelsea! not matt