As I reflect upon the goodness of my life, I realize how I have been blessed. I have been blessed to be born into a family who came from a linage of accepting the true gospel of Jesus Christ on this earth. I have wonderful brothers and sisters and even though we don't get together often, we love and support one another.
My life hasn't always been an easy road. I've had my ups and downs just like everyone. I think we go through the tough times to really enjoy the great times and learn to be thankful for the blessings we have been given.
I am very thankful I am a Mother. I am thankful to have two wonderful sons who are tender hearted, loving and a joy each day to me and my life. What a blessing it has been to have the opportunity to experience the joys of motherhood. The laughter, tears, triumphs and trials we have gone through. As I get older and reflect on our good life it feels me with pure happiness. I know that I have been under the wing of my Savior throughout my life. I have really been VERY blessed in my life. I have achieved so much and experienced so many things that have made me grow into the person I am today.
I love this time in my life. I think as you look back over your life and the goodness of it, I can see the blessings that have come my way. I don't know if I always appreciated the challenges - but looking back now, I can see the growth in going through them.
In my life right now there is peace, calmness and most of all happiness. I don't know if I have ever been as happy in life as I am right now. My life is great! I HAVE been very blessed.
I am thankful most of all for the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that is the source of my happiness. Being part of the restored gospel, the gospel that our Savior Jesus Christ set up when he was on the earth is now restored and on the earth again. The guidance of a living Prophet, President Thomas S Monson to lead and guide us on the earth today. With the knowledge that Heavenly Father did not leave us alone on this earth, that there is still revelation and guidance for us in this day. I am thankful for the gift of the Holy Ghost that keeps me on the right path each day. I am thankful for the Priesthood Power on the earth today that binds families in the Holy Temple of the Lord and that we can be together forever.
I am also very thankful that I can repent for the things I have done wrong in my life and that through the atonement of Jesus Christ I can be forgiven.
I am thankful for wonderful friends and blogging friends, who lift me each day through their example, humor and talents. What an awesome experience to be around such great individuals that make me want to be better, try harder and to laugh daily. Thank you for your friendship and example to me, it helps me enjoy this mortal journey!
Jason, Sharon and Brady have planned something for my birthday tonight. I'm excited to have children old enough now to make a big deal out of "the Mom's" birthday. It's gonna be a great birthday - I can't wait!