Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thankful

This Thanksgiving I have been thinking about how blessed I am. One thing that stuck out to me from this past General Conference was the fact that we should be more thankful in our prayers, rather than asking for more blessings. I have been trying very hard to do this. It really isn't hard, considering my sweet little family and happy life. This past year was wonderful because we were given our little baby, Will. I am so grateful for modern medicine that helped him get over the trouble he was having. I am so grateful for the power of prayer. I know that the prayers of our family, friends and ward family helped him get well. Dave and I are so blessed with many kind and generous people in our lives. When Will was in the hospital, Meg was able to stay with my parents the entire time. She had a great time and was happy as can be. I am so grateful for parents who love support me and my little family so much. I also have wonderful in-laws who were constantly calling us and telling us that they knew that Will would be okay...and sure enough, he was. When we would leave the hospital each night, we would turn on our cell phones and we would have so many calls and messages from our sweet friends and neighbors.


I am also grateful for a kind and generous husband. He works so hard to provide for our family. He does a great job too. We are so grateful that things are going well with his new office. He stresses a lot about our well-being, but each month all of our bills are payed. He feels that it is important for me to be able to stay at home with our kids each day and I am so thankful for that. He is such a kind and fun dad to our kids. They both love him so much. I am so thankful that he is such a good friend to me. He has quite the unique sense of humor and is so fun to be around.


Each night I thank my Heavenly Father for my membership in the true church on the earth. The gospel keeps my life healthy and happy and gives me direction. I know that my Heavenly Father loves me and thinks of me. He really does listen to and answer my prayers. I can't imagine my life without the gospel in it.

I really could go on and on. I know this is a long post, but it's always a good idea to document your feeling so you can look back when times get a little hard and remind yourself of how lucky you really are. We truly are so blessed.

One more thing...it's 8:45 p.m., my kids are asleep and I'm grateful for a cozy bed that I will be climbing into as soon as I publish this post. Good night!

6 comments:

thehaagas said...

Thank you for the advice I just didn't really know about that sleeper so I am glad to hear I am not the only one, thanks.

Cinderella Mom said...

You are so adorable, I just love my sista! We too have so much to be thankful for and I am so grateful that we were raised in the gospel. Love you tons! Chell

Cowan Family said...

Oh I love that picture of Dave and Meg. Will is getting so big. I'm glad you had a good Thanksgiving. I feel like I have talked to you in a long time. I'll have to call you!!

emily said...

What a great post. I seriously have tears in my eyes. You are so sweet! It was fun to see you last night! Love ya!

Puerto Rican Gringa said...

I loved this! I hope you know your one of the things I'm most thankful for! By the way, good job Meg! Way to go Laura fro surviving!

ArizonanGirl said...

I love that picture of Dave and Meg as well...what a cute guy if I don't say so myself. ha ha ha