Wednesday, January 30, 2008

January 30

I am thankful for the inspired visting teaching program. While imperfect are those who carry out its charge, the program is as perfect as it gets. I'm thankful to know that there are people on whom I can call in times of need and that sometimes they know I'm in need without a call. I'm thankful to be one whom others can call and for my sincere desire to carry out my responsibility as a visiting teacher. I'ts hard to explain the path that brought me here as I've not until recently had regular visiting teachers. I was prepared, though, with years of inactivity to be willing to reach out to those I don't know or don't know well because they just might need me. I'm also greatful that today I listened and was just there for the sister who needed to hear from me today.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

January 29

I am most thankful for my testimony of the gospel. Where would I be without it? Several of the things I've seen and read today are so utterly scary that without faith and my testimony of the gospel I would be sure there is no hope for the future. I know Jesus Christ lives. I know he will come again and I know that all will be well.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

January 27

I thank the O' God for a prophet to guide us in these latter days. At 7PM the world lost one very good man; Gordon Bitner Hinckley. I am so thankful to have spent 12 years hearing and reading his words. His life has strengthened mine and helped me in more ways than I can express. Knowing him has been like having the Savior walking on earth with me. Although not a perfect man, he was a close as this world has ever seen, excepting the Savior. I know that we will not be without a living prophet and I look forward to getting to know and love a new one who no doubt the Lord has prepared for times as they are. But for now, I am thankful for one Gordon B. Hinckley:

Prophetic Passing

I imagine he's running to Marjorie now,

Yes, running, not waving his cane.

I see him embracing his father and mother

While they keep repeating his name.

I see him now meeting his forebears,

Brother Brigham and Joseph are there.

Sweet reunion of prophets, united by service

That only such noble men share.

I see him embraced by the Savior

While Father says, 'Good and well done.

So faithful in stalwart endurance, I welcome

My noble, most excellent son.'

I then hear the ripples of laughter

As he says the reception's just fine,

But he hopes that he'll get an assignment or two

Since there's no need to waste any time.

I can hear his clear voice in the stillness

At the close of this sweet Sabbath day,

Have faith and move forward — there's work to be done.

President Hinckley would want it that way.

Anna M. Molgard

January 27, 2008

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

101-109 Things I'm Grateful For

101. Advil
102. Modern Medicine
103. Crockpots
104. Microwaves
105. Microwave Popcorn
106. Hot Baths
107. Ice
108. Seasons
109. Rain

January 23

I am thankful that my kids still love me. I know there will likely be a day when they don't, but today, even though I got mad, had to reprimand them and we didn't have a particulary peaceful or terrific day, I still received a hug or two and even a "Mom, I like you" from Jessica and a "Mom, you're beautiful from Walker" and a sweet neck nuzzle from Wyatt. Mikensee usually still hugs me at least once a day and I'm pretty sure she did today too. I'm going to try and remember these moment more and take note of them. Love is a really good thing to have my life. I'm sure there is more of it than I let myself see, but I'm going to try and see more of it.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

First 100 Thanks List

1. My kids
2. My life
3. My home
4. My health
5. My mom
6. My husband
7. Piano
8. Good Food
9. Abundance
10. Warmth
11. Sunshine
12. Diet Coke
13. Babies
14. Socks
15. Pajamas
16. Hot Showers
17. A Washer and Dryer
18. Running Water
19. A Refrigerator
20. Chocolate
21. Telephones
22. Computers
23. Cameras
24. Scrapbooking
25. Papercrafts
26. Pets
27. Manicures and Pedicures
28. Flowers
29. Color
30. My sight
31. Touch
32. Love
33. Cars
34. TV
35. Magazines
36. Wireless Internet
37. Games
38. Birthdays
39. Scriptures
40. Church
41. A Living Prophet
42. Sunday
43. Friday
44. Saturday
45. Mountains
46. Trees
47. Restaurants
48. Grocery Stores
49. Shoes that fit
50. Pants that have a 37+" inseam
51. Cozy Sweats
52. Garage Door Openers
53. Blogs
54. Friends
55. An Eye for Beauty
56. A warm bed
57. Freedom
58. Speech
59. Twins
60. Adoption
61. Child Birth
62. Singing
63. Christmas
64. Vacations
65. 4th of July Parades
66. Jesus Christ
67. Blue Skies
68. Air Conditioning
69. Memories
70. Long arms
71. Smiles
72. Happy Mail
73. Presents
74. Power/Electricity
75. Books
76. Paper/Pencils
77. Scissors, Rulers, Paper Trimmers, Glue
78. Clocks
79. Airplanes
80. DVD's
81. Gum
82. Toothbrushes and Toothpaste
83. Shampoo, Soap and Conditioner
84. email
85. Seat Heaters
86. Indoor plumbing
87. Chocolate Chip Cookies
88. Homemade Carmels
89. Camping
90. Swimming Pools
91. Sugar Cookies
92. Holidays
93. 3 Day Weekends
94. Calls from Friends
95. Temples
96. Lip Gloss
97. Lotion
98. Perfume
99. Variety
100.Vacumn Cleaners

January 22

I am thankful today that although our microwave malfunctioned and I had to call a serviceman, our house did not burn down or catch fire because it could have. I'm also glad that I get a new microwave for $165 v. $450 because I was never that thrilled with the original which always looked a bit old to me right from new . . . 2 years ago. I'm being grateful because although it's a pain not to have a microwave for going on 5 days now with at least 5-7 business days yeat ahead, we could be without a house or even stuck with a $75 service call fee and still have to buy and re-install a microwave at cost. So today a broken microwave feels like a blessing to me.

Monday, January 21, 2008

January 21

Today I am most thankful for Mikensee and her her birth which I did not deserve, but have been immeasurably blessed by. Thank you Heavenly Father for sending her to me inspite of me.