I think a lot of this calmness and joy comes from the fact that we have been diligently reading the Book of Mormon every day with our family after receiving a challenge from our Bishop of our ward (congregation) to do so. The spirit in our home is undeniable. And honestly, I recognize we have been blessed beyond measure in our lives. God is good.
However, there is a part of me that wonders what trials are waiting for us in the wings. I mean after all we have gone through in the nine years we have been married, (death of parent, illness, infertility, loss of babies, stressful school situations, being far away from family) it seems only logical that we will have to face more hard things and that this bliss is only temporarily.
Like a calm before the storm.
I'll take it, for however it lasts. Praying that my memory of this time will be a sweet reminder to sustain me in whatever comes our way in the future.