I believe Heavenly Father gave me that time between children to realize how much I valued being able to be a mother and what a blessing it is to have children.
Being in the thick of raising our children right now, I have to admit that I have good days and bad. I never wish for this season of my life to be over, but I do look forward to the close of certain days. My testimony of Motherhood and the testimony that I have Heavenly help gets me through the crazy days.
In October 2011 General Conference, Elder Andersen quoted a blogger who stated, "Motherhood is not a hobby, it is a calling. You do not collect children because you find them cuter than stamps. It is not something to do if you can squeeze the time in. It is what God gave you time for."
I recommit myself to keeping focused on the essentials of life: FAMILY!