5 weeks ago
Sunday, September 7, 2008
I just wanted to write a quick note about how grateful I am for life and especially for my life. I have truly been blessed-I have a wonderful husband, and two wonderful children. I have the awesome and most of the time crazy responsibility of raising these boys, which at times isn't the easiest thing to do ( I am not always the nicest or most patient mommy or wife), but I do love it. I love when we are sitting on the ground and the boys both climb on me, or how the other day we were in the pool just laughing and enjoying the sunshine, these are the moments I treasure. I feel very blessed to have a hard working husband who gets up way too early and works all day so that I can stay at home with the boys-what a blessing! I have been blessed with a wonderful family (Perry's and the Samson side) who I love. I love that they take interest in our lives and that they take the time to visit us and call. I appreciate the things that they sacrifice for us and for the prayers they offer on our behalf. I too appreciate the friends we have and the friendships we are creating here in Chula Vista. I am so grateful for my ward family here in Chula Vista, I feel very blessed to be here and to be surrounded by such wonderful families (especially the sisters who I get to hang out with).
Here are some of my blessings:
So what has brought on this sappy post-several things. For example, playing v-ball last night with friends from the ward and feeling like I have been truly blessed moving here. I remember when we moved to Provo shortly after we were married and I was so lonely, all I wanted was friendship. Poor Scott had to deal with his slightly depressed newlywed wife! So in some ways I was nervous about moving here, but we have been nothing but blessed with good friendships. Other things that have brought about this post-hardships faced by friends and strangers. I mourn with those that mourn. It sorrows me that so many friends and acquaintances I know are unable to have children when I can-especially when I feel so inadequate to have them. I see these wonderful woman who want nothing more than to be a mother or to have more children and at this time can't. They are some of the most valiant women I know and look up too and to see them suffer saddens me. Other people have family members that are suffering. Illness, cancer,family problems etc. I am not sure how many of you have heard anything about the Nielson family in Arizona who were in a terrible plane accident (this is the blog of the sister in Utah who is watching their 4 young children) http://blog.cjanerun.com/ (this is the actual blog of the woman who was in the accident)http://nieniedialogues.blogspot.com/, (you can read about their story and about the amazing things that people are doing to help them at these blog sites). But again, it just really makes me look at my life and realize that there are far worse things going on in other peoples lives than my feelings of inadequacy. Life is beautiful and like I learned today in Relief Society, Heavenly Father knows each of us individually and He wants us to be happy. Sometimes it takes the tragedies of life to remind us of all the blessings we truly have. Life is beautiful and I am grateful for mine and I am grateful for the family and friends who add to our beautiful life!