Today is my designated be grateful day! I have always had this thought in the back of my mind that I am TOO blessed and that one of these days it is all going to be taken away from me. I look back on my life so far and realize that I am one of those lucky few that has had things way too good. Not that I haven't had trials and hard times in my life but that my trials would probably seem like blessings to some.
On Sunday we had an amazing Relief Society lesson and I of course ended up bawling, but the sweet sister that gave the lesson is divorced and lives with her two dogs (which she loves dearly). During her lesson she expressed her sorrow that she was never able to have children. I must begrudgingly admit that the thought had crossed my mind during church that day that church was just too hard with all my kids. So here I sit listening and looking down at my sweet O asleep in his car seat (Iz was with Daddy in Priesthood) and I realize that my "trial" is not really a trial at all. But why do I seem to forget that on an almost daily basis?
I am especially grateful when my kids are asleep because it means I finally have time with the man I love. I am thankful for the socks I have to pick up off the floor because it means I have a husband who's at home loving and taking care of his family. (And most likely they are there because he was holding a baby almost the second he got home) I am thankful for friends who seem to know exactly when I need them, and family that is there for me no matter what. I couldn't have survived without a Mom who is also my best friend. I hope that if I have a day where it seems like I can't make it another minute I will come back and read this and remember that what may seem hard is really a blessing in disguise!
And I'm grateful to all of those who read this and especially those that leave comments because they really make my day!
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