Friday, November 19, 2010


So, I did this last year and really wanted to do it again. This man really inspires me this time of year with his song "Thankful."

"Some days we forget to look around us, some days we can't see the joy that surrounds us. So caught up inside ourselves, we take what we should give. So for tonight we pray for what we know can be and everyday day we hope for what we still can't see. It's up to us to be the change and even tho we all can still do more, there is so much to be thankful for."

I am SO thankful for so many things in my life. Although this year, and particularly the last few months, have been hard...the blessings that the Lord has blessed me with far outweigh the trials he has asked me to endure.

This Thanksgiving season I am thankful for....

-I'm thankful to be living off of student loans because it means my husband is getting a good education and it means we have to be more conscious of what we spend money on, helping us to develop money management skills.

-I'm thankful for the last few months and the things we have gone through and for the things that I have learned about myself, my marriage, my husband, and my Savior as a result.

-I'm thankful for health care battles because it means we have health care available to us.

-I'm thankful for high gas/power bills because it means we have a home to live in and heat to keep us warm.

-I'm thankful for the little arguments Dillon and I have because each time we come away from them understanding each other a little better and loving each other that much more!

-I'm thankful for the struggles I see those I love go through because it means that the Lord trusts them with the trials he asks them to face. It means that the Lord loves them enough to let them struggle so they can grow in their testimony and in their love for him.

-I'm thankful for being so far away from my best friend because it means our relationship can grow and strengthen and that the time we do get to spend with each other is that much more meaningful and memorable.

-I'm thankful for the "stupid cows" and the "stupid horses" and the "stupid pipes" and the "stupid rocks" me and my siblings had to deal with growing up because it means that we were taught to work and to work hard.

-I'm thankful for the evidence Heavenly Father's hand in our life because I know that we are not alone in all we go through and He loves us SO much and is willing to help us in any and every way.

- etc. etc. etc