Thursday, November 17, 2011


When I went to TOFW with some of my girl friends a few weeks ago we had this wonderful idea to leave our journals on our seats to "save" them for the next day. Well, we got there and our journals were gone! We were sooo sad! Our Bishop is the manager of Deseret Book, so we went to him and told him what happened, checked lost and found... nothing. I didn't know what made me more sad, the fact I had taken such great notes the night before or that I wouldn't be able to take notes that day.
The journal loss made me realize the importance of keeping a journal. There has been so many amazing events that have happened in the past 8 months that I didn't document that I wish I would have. I have documented somethings, and I love when I find a piece of paper with a thought on it or a quote I liked. But I need to be better about writing in my journal. There is something so refreshing about writing. Or typing, same diff, right? :)
So, because I may not be back on this blog for a while I thought I would end by journaling what I am thankful for.
1. I am thankful for my Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ.
2. I am thankful for the atonement and the opportunity I get to use it in my life
3. I am thankful for the truthfulness of the Gospel, and the peace and true joy it brings to my life.
4. I am thankful for my husband and the strength he is to me
5. I am thankful for my amazing children
6. I am thankful for forgiveness; being given forgiveness and being able to give others forgiveness
7. I am thankful for the Lord's tender mercy's
8. I am thankful for my family. I never really realized how glad I would be that my parents bought a home so close
9. I am thankful for my ward family. I am truly amazed by these wonderful people that surround me each week.
10. I am thankful for the knowledge that I am a daughter of God and that He knows me, He loves me, and He wants me to be happy.
11. I am thankful for the doors that have closed and the "friends" that have left so that I could move on and welcome true friends and great opportunity in.
12. I am thankful for the knowledge that I will be living with my family forever.
13. I am thankful to be serving with such amazing women in my ward, truly a calling that I needed desperately
14. I am thankful for the scriptures... searching, pondering, and praying are daily routine and make my days amazing
15. I am thankful for mine and Bry's jobs. We are so fortunate to have the ability to have such great jobs and great benefits when so many people are suffering. We truly are blessed.
These past 8 months have been hard, but have made me a stronger, more faithful, and more loving person. I am thankful for the trials that I have had. I am so thankful that I made a decision with Bry early on that regardless of what we were going through, things were beyond our control and the only thing we could control was our attitude, and we were going to make sure it was a good one. So, with that being said, my most favorite quote from TOFW will be my good night! :) {oh, and btw, our journals were found 4 days after TOFW ended! Thankful for CVS being close by that we went and bought new ones at lunch! ;)}

"The Atonement isn't to help you get home, it's to help you feel at home when you get there" ~Brad Wilcox