Wednesday, November 25, 2009

THANKFUL 24/7-365

We are all blessed and have so much to be grateful for not just at this time of year but everyday.

I really do try to think about and remember all of my blessings everyday.

But sometimes, it’s nice to reflect on some of them and actually write them down.

• Brian –

I can’t really express how grateful I am to be married to my best friend. We’re a team. We have fun together. We know what each other will say or think. We look out for one another. We solve problems together. He’s dedicated to God and our family and to me. Oh and he likes to watch “Say Yes to the Dress” with me!

• Trammell –

He always, always has a positive attitude. He makes great decisions. He loves the Lord and serves Him. He’s fun and funny and inspirational.

• Garrett –

Not a day goes by that he doesn’t make me laugh. He’s thoughtful and sensitive. His insights are deep and beliefs are strong. He looks out for the underdog. He does the right thing. He serves God and others without complaint.

• Parker –

He’s helpful, insightful and sensitive to others. He looks out for others. He’s cheerful. He’s faithful and diligent. You can count on him to do the right thing….plus you can often get him to cook for you!

• Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ –

Okay these should be two separate things. And I cannot adequately list all of the things they have done for me. But today, I am thankful for the supreme sacrifice the Father made to allow His son to atone for my sins. I am thankful that Christ was willing to perform that great sacrifice for each one of us. And because He did, I know that I am never alone in my sins, my sorrows, my disappointments, my illnesses, my hurts or my losses. Jesus Christ has walked my path and He knows me. I am thankful that God hears and answers every single one of my prayers and I will be eternally grateful for the watchcare He has provided to Trammell while on his mission and the comfort and peace He has provided me.

• My parents –

Yes, they are crazy. Aren’t we all? They are the ones who joined the Church when I was a young child and changed our lives and that of all future generations for eternity. They taught us through their word and even more by their example.

• My brothers –
They are the BEST! They are funny, fun, inspirational, generous and I wish we could all live together on the same street. We’d probably kill each other after two weeks, but those two weeks would be the most hilarious weeks ever. And even more wonderful than my brothers are their wives. They ROCK!

I have hundreds of blessings I could list……talents, opportunities, learning experiences, life experiences, friends, etc. I am grateful for each and every one of my blessings and I recognize that I have not fully earned them and am probably undeserving of many of them. I am grateful for the generosity and love of God!


Missty said...

A wonderful Thankful list! And I am behind in Blog reading. Ouch on the wisdom teeth. And sky diving?? Those boys are crazy. yikes. I always said I would love to sky dive, now I am terrified to try it. You can only do those things young and stupid. lol

Have a great Thanksgiving.

valerie said...

Beautiful list Gina! Happy Turkey day.

smarkuci said...

Did I read something about brothers' wives? Oh yeah, oh yeah...whoop...whoop!