Thursday, November 26, 2009

Being Thankful...


for family, friends, Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. I saved the best for last. What would my life be without my family, without friends, without the knowledge of Jesus Christ and His atoning sacrifice and a loving Heavenly Father who put them all in my life? I have many material blessings to be thankful for but these I know I can live without. I am so grateful for a patient and loving husband who thinks my quarks are charming. I am grateful for good kids who try their best and are examples to me in many ways. I am grateful for parents who love me despite my shortcomings and support me in my crazy life--as in busy! I am grateful for siblings who inspire and humor me in many ways. For in-laws who are easy to love and accept me for who I am and love me anyway. For extended family on both sides who are so amazingly talented and creative and accepting. For friends who pray for me, help me and are examples to me in so many ways. For Jesus Christ for loving me and you and everyone enough to sacrifice it all for our choice to return to our Heavenly Father or not, we choose. For the peace He can give if we seek it, for love we can feel if we desire it and mercy freely given when we don't deserve it. For a loving Heavenly Father who sent His son and provided a great plan of happiness not just for later but for now. He lets us choose, He lets us make mistakes and He patiently understands our concerns and weakness. I love having Thanksgiving before Christmas as it brings Christ to the center before the holiday starts and set the tone for the whole month, if we let it. Happy Thanksgiving!

4 comments:

4boyzmdmom said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! I am thankful for all those things, too--I can just say "AMEN" to everything you said!

Tim said...

I also find charming your atoms, molecules, and cells. And don't even get me started about your dark matter.

Cathy said...

Love this picture! Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Chrissy, said...

Thanks for sharing your words of Gratitude. You are an amazing person. See you tonight at the live nativity if your going. I hear it is going all week until Thursday if you can't come tonight.:)
Love ya
Chrissy