Sunday, June 20, 2010

Taking a moment...

Since it's Father's Day today and the weather isn't overly fantastic I thought I would take a moment and make a small post to say "Happy Father's Day" to my dad and all the men in my life who have made some impact on me... there are quite a few and I wish I had pictures of all of them so I could share them but I decided to just share a few of my dad. (I wish I had other pictures too but these are the few I found on my lap top)

Come June 27th it will be 4 years since my dad left his earthly home to return to his Father in Heaven. There are still a lot of things that I don't understand, and I am sure some of them I won't ever understand in this life, but I have learned to appreciate my life more and the blessings I have! I am grateful for the opportunities we have had to meet so many wonderful people and share our life with them and allow them to serve us. That is probably one of the things I have learned to do better- allow others to help me. I am still not perfect but I have gained an understanding of the good it does to allow others to serve. I am grateful for the always present "tender mercies" that show the love my Father in Heaven has for me and my family.

I am blessed to have 11 uncles, 2 grandpas, 1 brother, 4 brother's in law, a father-in-law, wonderful men who have been home teachers, bishops, and friends, and a very understanding and loving husband. I am grateful for all of these men in my life and all the countless others who have helped me and my family.

The past few years have also shown to me that no matter how much planning we put into our life our Father in Heaven is the one with the real plan and I am constantly trying to align my life to His map. I am a very linear and task oriented person and the past 6 months have especially shown to me that there are challenges we are presented with that allow us to grow temporally and spiritually.
I am grateful for my knowledge of the Gospel of Christ and the blessing it has been to help me through life so far. I am grateful for my family and the relationships I have with my siblings and with my Husband's family as well. I am grateful that I have been sealed to my husband, and to know that we are a forever family.

I love you dad and I miss you more than could ever be comprehended.