Tuesday, March 31, 2009


My friend Jenny wrote a beautiful post on her blog about perspective and being grateful, and it inspired me to write some things that I am grateful for. I was going to do an Amazing Race update today, but I'll hold off until tomorrow because I think this is better!!!

-I am grateful for my perfect match in Ben- he loves me completely, and I am grateful every day that he is my husband
-I am grateful that Ben is a wonderful father- I have said this many times, but I am glad he doesn't just say he wants to be a good dad, he actually IS a good dad
-I am grateful for Audra- I never knew I was capable of such love until she was born
-I am grateful for the baby we have coming- that so far she is healthy and strong and things are progressing normally
-I am grateful that we don't have a hard time getting pregnant- I know that sounds funny, but I know a lot of people who really struggle with infertility and I am grateful that we don't have that problem
-I am grateful for this country- I love America! July 4th is my favorite holiday- honest! With all of our problems, this is still the greatest place in the world to live
-I am grateful for our home that keeps us safe and protected from the cold and the heat
-I am grateful for Ben's job, and that he is able to provide for our family
-I am grateful for grocery stores and that we don't have to hunt for our food- yuck!
-I am forever grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ and for the knowledge that I have that I KNOW that I am a child of God and that my life has purpose and meaning
-I am grateful for wonderful and amazing friends who uplift and inspire me to be better on a regular basis
-I am grateful for girls' nights!
-I am grateful for hand-me-downs!!! THANK YOU to all of you who have given us hand-me-downs- I LOVE them!!!!
-I am grateful for this Easter season, when we can remember the resurrection of our Savior and that through Him, all things are possible
-I am grateful to know that families are forever- that this life is not the end!
-I am grateful for my parents and siblings- we were poor, but dang we were happy growing up! I love them all so much!!!
-I am grateful for Ben's family- they have accepted me into their lives without any qualms and I love them for that
-I am grateful for nature and for the beauty of the earth
-I am thankful for health and decent health insurance

These are just a few of the million things I am grateful for- I think I could go on forever! Thanks, Jenny, for reminding me that there are so many things to be grateful for- and that most often, it is the little things that are most important!!!!

1 comment:

  1. And thanks for sharing your list with the rest of us. It was wonderful to read!