I do feel truly blessed right now in my life. I have so much to be thankful for. Here is a list that I came up with.
I am honored to be the mother of two beautiful and special daughters. Sometimes I do not feel worthy and get discouraged because I am quick to temper and not always patient enough when they do carry on. But I love them so much. I don't even think they know. It's deep and never wavering. It's constant and supportive. And I cannot imagine my life without them. They make me a better person. I have always wanted to be a mother and it's hard work but it's the best hard work I've ever done aside from my mission.
I am thankful for the knowledge and testimony that I have that Jesus is the Christ! God loves each and everyone of his children. We are never alone with him on our side. There is nothing we cannot do.
I am proud to be a Mormon! A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
I am eternally grateful for the opportunity in 1994-1996 that I had to serve our Russian brothers and sisters. No words can describe the love I have for them and for the growth of the gospel over there.
I am thankful for good, wonderful friends. They are great examples to me of mothers, friends, strength, faith, determination, etc. You make me a better person. I am grateful to have always been surrounded by good people.
I am grateful for my parents. Life wasn't easy for our family but we still have each other. I don't want to ever let a day go by that you don't know that I love you. That you taught me so many wonderful and precious things. I am made from both of you! I like to think that I got the best of both of you. And a great step-mom to boot! Thank you for always caring about me even when I was a brat. :)
I am thankful for my sisters. I love them so much. I miss them so much because they live in other parts of the world and we do not get to see each other often enough. I admire them for their talents and what they have done with their life. And we all miss Jaymee. She is never far from our thoughts and I cannot wait to see her one day again in heaven.
I am grateful to my in-laws. They have helped us out a lot with our girls and me having to work. I love them for the many kindnesses I am shown and for their care.
I am grateful for my grandparents both the ones living and those who have passed on. I feel their strength in me and knowing that I come from strong stocks of faith.
I am thankful for a job to help support my family. I am grateful for our home and money to buy food for our table and clothes on our back.
God bless you all and your families.