Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Merry Christmas 2012!! It has been a wonderful year. We have had ups and downs and frustrations and many joys. I am so thankful for so many things this Christmas day. I am grateful that we are all healthy and happy. That was a tough feat this year. Everyone has been sick over the past 3 weeks and I am grateful that come Christmas day, we are all feeling better. I am grateful for sweet, smiling kids who believe with all their hearts in Santa and Tim (the elf) and the "magic" of Christmas. It makes the holidays so much more fun. I love seeing life through their eyes. I am grateful that we have the means to make Christmas special for each of the kids. Hearing Sabrina declare that it is the best day of her life is amazing! I am grateful for Jared and the jobs that he works so hard at to support us. I am grateful that I can stay home to raise our children. I am grateful for wonderful parents that constantly teach me and give me advice and are without fail there for me and my family. I love spending time with them. I am grateful for the family I grew up in and for the in laws and cousins and I love to watch my kids with their cousins. I am grateful that we all make a special effort to stay close and get the cousins together as much as possible. I am grateful for wonderful friends that fill my daily life with much laughter, love and fun! I am so blessed to have each and every one of them in my life. Most of all, I am grateful for my Savior. The life that He led, the way in which He led it and the example of how to lead my life is priceless to me. I pray that I can show Him more each day that I am becoming like Him and getting to know Him better. I cannot begin to comprehend the depth and power of His love for me as He suffered and sacrificed and died for me. Knowing that He knows that pains, heartache and feelings I have is comforting and reassuring! I am blessed to learn of Him each day.