I'm feeling really happy today. Actually, it has been building for sometime now. Sounds crazy, but I have never felt so loved and blessed by my Heavenly Father, my family, my friends and my ward. I know the experiences I've had could come in no other way. I think going through complete depths of sorrow and fear have made the joy and blessings in my life so much brighter. I just feel so grateful for everything. The blessing that was given to me has come to pass in many ways. That is overwhelming to me. It is very humbling.
I got to go on a date with my husband today. So fun. So grateful we can still be together. (thanks 'G'!!!!!!) Love the time we have together as a family. Love our home, it is a sanctuary to me. Love that the kids have such good friends. Love that they start school next week ;). Looking forward to the fall and all the fun that that brings. Looking forward to Doug's surgery next week, hope it brings some healing and pain relief for him. Feel like we are coming to a turning point in his recovery. Despite the struggles we have, I still feel blessed beyond our comprehension.
It's not to say I don't get frustrated. My kids fight, my baby makes me pay big time every time he gets left with a sitter. I could use a little more me time (that's coming soon enough). But hey, I'm also very aware that my path could have been so much worse. So I am grateful to be dealing with what I have and I know it is making us all stronger. I cannot wait for the day when I can be on the other side of things and be a little angel for someone else.
I challenge you, my friends, to find the blessings in your life and to be happy for what you have. To be grateful for the challenges you are given and the opportunity you have to grow from them.