Saturday, November 29, 2008

{Give Thanks}

I have so much to catch up on, and not a lot of time to do it. But I do want to express my gratitude this weekend for all of the many blessings in my life. I have felt the Lords hand in my life on a daily basis. I have been blessed with the gospel in my life, an amazing husband, wonderful children, a very supportive family, fabulous friends and a wonderful job and people that I work with.
What I am most grateful for this year ? The opportunity to hear Marissa's voice on the other end of my cell phone. She spent Thanksgiving with an American family and they had free long distance and so all the girls got a chance to call their families. I can't tell you in this age of technology how nice it is to be able to pick up the phone and talk to our kids whenever we want or send them a cute little text. I have really missed that connection with Marissa. So I am so thankful we got to talk to her for awhile. I love that girl and she will be home in 17 days !!!!!!!!! (promise to post pictures and catch this blog up real soon)
"May we be found among those who give our thanks to our Heavenly Father.
If ingratitude be numbered among the serious sins, then gratitude takes its place among the noblest of virtues.
Despite the changes which come into our lives and with gratitude in our hearts, may we fill our days—as much as we can—with those things which matter most.
May we cherish those we hold dear and express our love to them in word and in deed."
--Thomas S. Monson, "Finding Joy in the Journey", Ensign, Nov 2008, 84–87

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