Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A day at a time

Life is never how you anticipate it to be. It seems like the things that you never thought you would go through happen to you. 

I never ever thought I would have a child die. 
I never ever thought I would have fertility issues.
I never ever thought my parents would get divorced. 
I never ever thought I would have such a great relationship with my dad.
I never ever thought I would go through any of this. 

But my Savior did. He knew I would be able to be there for my parents. He knew that I would struggle to have children. He knew that I would have all the trials that I do have. And He knew that I could handle them. The interesting thing is... I am handling them.  Who thought this day would come. When I can rationally look at the trials in my life and understand that they will not overcome me. That I will be ok. That I can do this.

My new motto this year is "A day at a time".  As my parents divorce becomes final. I have had so many different thoughts go through my mind. I am not going to go into detail about what caused my parents to separate, but I want them and you to know that I love them both. I am so thankful to have the parents I do. They raised me strong in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They supported me in all my endeavors. Through sitting through hours of dance rehearsals and competitions, to staying up till all hours of the night helping me with homework, to listen to me cry my eyes out about dumb boys and high school challenges. They were there at my wedding, when I was sealed to the man of my dreams. They held me when Porter died and cried with me when I delivered.  They have been through everything with me and for that I am eternally grateful. Although they are going their separate ways, They are my parents, and I love them forever! This is another chapter to the Juchau family. We have all been through alot and our book is extremely full, but so is our love for eachother. 


  1. You go girl. What a great motto for this year. Keep your head up :)

  2. You are so strong Katie! Sometimes I think perspective is everything in this life. How blessed are we as Latter Day Saints to be able to have an Eteral perspective! You seem to be have such great perspective even in the middle of these things going on in your life. Something that I struggle with in the midst of trials! Please know that you guys are loved and always in our prayers!

  3. This post is so sweet Katie, I look up to you so much. I'm still praying for you and I just want you to know that I love you and I'm here for you. I read a scripture the other day and thought of you when I read it. I'm not sure why but I felt like I should share it with you. 1 Nephi 9:6: 6: "But the Lord knoweth all things from the beginning; wherefore, he prepareth a way to accomplish all his works among the children of men; for behold, he hath all power unto the fulfilling of all his words. And thus it is. Amen." I don't know what your patriarchal blessing says but I'm sure it mentions both trials and blessings in there. Just remember that the words in your patriarchal blessing are the words of God and He has prepared a way for all of those blessings you were given to happen. Take it a day at a time and you will continued to be strengthened by His words and His hand in your life. Love you girl!

  4. You are amazing Katie!!
    It definitely is crazy the things we have to go through. I never thought I would have gotten divorced. I thought doing all the right things they taught me in primary and young women's would have assured me a "perfect" marriage, but I definitely was proved wrong:) I wouldn't change it for the world though. When I was going through it all I hated it but looking back it has helped me become a better person!
    Anyways I just think you are a strong person and I look up to you and I think you are awesome:)
    And you aren't pregnant yet because we are suppose to have kids around the same time and live close! lol
    I miss you!! come visit soon!!

  5. Thank you all so much! Katilyn you are such a sweetie pie, thank you for being so positive and encouraging. Emmary thank you for keeping me in your prayers. Tressa, I miss you. I can't wait to come to England. Annalece thanks for the uplift! I am so glad I have such wonderful friends

  6. your positivity is really admirable, katie. love you!