Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I Am Grateful

"What matters in life 
-Really-
is to be grateful 
for what you've got"
I am having a better week than I did last week. My mother seems to be doing better also. She has made a great mormon friend in Texas who has been helping her get things situated before her big move up here. They pretty much met over the phone. I looked up my old ward in Texas and luckily this family's phone number was still active and still living in Corpus Christi. I am so grateful for the gospel that brings those who are willing to serve 'the spirit of charity'. My mother isn't a member and Sister Grande knew that. The members in Texas are awesome! I know my mom is in good hands for the next two weeks until she comes up here, and I am extremely grateful for that!

I am so grateful that the Lord has blessed me with such confidence that I can explore the outdoors with my better half, and sweet son and take in all the nature of Autumn without feeling guilty because of the passing of my mother's better half.  I am so grateful to have a wonderful husband who spoils me and will do anything to make me feel better. I am grateful to have the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life which gives me the strength to overcome any adversity. I am grateful to have loving children who don't cause me stress, and a great husband who uplifts me in the most natural way. I am grateful that I don't have to take any happy pills to make me feel happy. I am grateful for the friends I have made in New Jersey for the past three years. I am grateful for those friends I have known since grade school who think of me often via Facebook. I am especially grateful for church members who have the pure love of Christ, and are willing to fellowship those without any obligation. Especially if they are non-members (like my mother.) I am grateful for my family, and for the life that I'm living.

But for today...
I am grateful that the Lord gave me another day to live. 
I am grateful that my husband has the day off,
and
for the drizzle that came down earlier this morning.
So far this day has been perfect. 
Perfect to go for a walk in the woods.
Yeah...my birthday week is looking good!

I love, love this time of the season.

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