Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Giving Thanks

This holiday season has been so interesting because we usually look forward to and anticipate the holidays but we just didnt have time to even think about it this year. We have been so busy with the house and life in general that if it wasn't for Johns parents and sister we would be eating at McDonald's tomorrow (thank you very much Henderson Family!)

I just wanted to take a second to say that even though things are so crazy and so busy, I haven't felt so much peace in a long time. I really have felt an absence from the Spirit for a while as we got busy with moving and the house and all sorts of things that just seemed to clutter up my time and mind. A few weeks ago while fasting I got a very clear answer that I needed to get my foundation back onto the Savior and really take time to be in the scriptures. I cant even express the difference that I feel. Even though there are a lot of things that are going on around me that worry me and preoccupy me I feel so much personal peace. That is what I am most thankful for this year. No matter how long or how far I stray from Heavenly Father and the Savior they are always there to welcome me back and make me feel at peace. I truly have a testimony of the power of prayer and of scripture study and how much more enjoyable life is when we live it in companionship with the Savior.

I also want to give thanks for my family. That is what I love about blogging so much is that it really has brought me closer to my family as we have more contact. John especially has been so great this year. Everyone said that if your marriage can survive building a house it can survive anything and it truly has been a joy to build with him. He is such a wonderful, hardworking, and patient man and I love him. Of course I have to give thanks to my very patient and very loving children too who no matter how many errands we have to run are always ready to giggle and have fun and help lift my heart. I all of you so much!

And just so the pilgrims and Indians don't feel too left out here is our tribute that Caleb made in Preschool.


The Queen said...

Great post. Peace in the midst of troubled times in our lives is one of the greatest gifts we have been given. Love the new layout, and that picture under your profile is hilarious!!! :)

Grandma Caroline said...

I'm so glad you feel such peace. It's not often in this life that we feel that. Happy Thanksgiving, I am thankful that you are my daughter. Uncle Ricky asked me to let you know that he would like an invitation to your blog, otherwise he can't see it. You can send Aunt Pam one too.

Sara said...

Happy Thanksgiving!