Yesterday we had a special Stake Conference that was broadcast from Salt Lake. It was for the whole state of Arizona! What an amazing 2 hours!! We heard a talk on how we need to be thankful and to express our thankfulness. So I decided to put some things down that I'm grateful for and it may be long winded but I want to have it for my blog book. So if you get bored, sorry, you can scroll down to other sites or just click out :}
My first thing I'm grateful for is the knowledge I have that there is a Heavenly Father that knows ME and loves ME! It is so awesome to think that with all the people in the world, He knows each and everyone of us!! I know I have a long ways to go to be a "perfect" person, but having the gospel in my life helps me to know that as long as I try to do those things that are right I can make it back to him someday.
I'm very grateful for Jesus Christ and for his atonement that I can repent of my daily sins. I'm also so blessed to have the gift of the Holy Ghost in my life. I've had some pretty neat experiences by listening and some experiences I wish I would have been more in tune. I'm so grateful to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints!!!!!
I'm so very grateful for the Book of Mormon and the other books of scriptures. How blessed we are to have the words of prophets of long ago! I'm so grateful to have a living prophet today to lead and guide us.
I'm so thankful to a selfless, amazing, loving, kind and beautiful Birth Mom, Shawn. If it wasn't for her I wouldn't be where I am today. I know she never wanted to give me up, but by doing this she gave me to the best parents I could have ever asked for. I have been so blessed to have found Shawn and my three sisters. They are so amazing and fantastic! I can't put into words how much they mean to me. Shawn , you are an angel, you have been so great to my family and we LOVE you!!!
Mom, dad, Lance, Kristal, and Kandra, I LOVE YOU ALL!!! You have always been there to support me in whatever I am doing, even when it might have been a little on the blond side. I couldn't have asked for a better family to be adopted into. I get so much strength from all of you.
I have much to be grateful for in my children. Summer, we love you and are excited to be grandparents! We will love this precious spirit that Heavenly Father has sent to us. You will always have a home to come to . We know the future will be hard for you and Tarik, but with prayer and guidance, you can do it!!!
Autumn, you are such a sweet girl and you have such a loving heart. Whatever you decide to do in life we will help you achieve it! Always stay close to the church and you will have happiness:)
Skyler, you are such an amazing young man, we don't know what the future holds for you either, but you have been chosen to do some awesome things! You are such a great example to your brothers and your friends. Always stay close to the Lord and you can get through anything:)
Hunter, you also have a very tender heart and so sensitive to peoples needs. People love to be around your fun sense of humor. You have always known when I have been a little down and always try to cheer me up!
Clay, being the youngest you have put up a lot with your siblings. I still don't know where you came from with all your smartness, sure didn't get it from me! You keep us on our toes with all of your wit and wisdom.
Now to my eternal companion, David, I LOVE you so much!!! Ever since June 6, 1987, I have been so lucky to have you in my life. You have such a great spirit about you all the time. Thank you for choosing me as your bride and treating me as your queen. I'm so grateful that you hold the priesthood in our home, it brings such a peace to our family.
As you can see I'm truly blessed to have the life I have. At this Thanksgiving season, I hope all of you can see the blessings in your life.