“We get credit for trying, even if we don’t always succeed.” —Elder Holland

At this stage of our lives, Chad and I are running a hard mile. We’re sick, overwhelmed, and exhausted almost all of the time. I genuinely feel I’m being humbled beyond anything I’ve encountered before. Heavenly Father keeps sending me little reminders. He wants us to know that this hard mile won’t last forever. We’re in a hard stretch of our race, but it will get easier. We will get stronger. It will be okay in the end. We need to trust God and believe in good things to come.

Alma 34:41 – But that ye have patience, and bear with those afflictions, with a firm hope that ye shall one day rest from all your afflictions.

This year, I’m grateful that hard things do someday come to an end. And I’m exceptionally grateful I get to run this race with Chad.