christmasOn A Personal Note December 10, 2013

On A Personal Note

We have had 2 new grandbabies join our family this year.  Jason and Celeste had their 4th girl, Molly Alice.  Brian and Ashley had their second boy (they have a daughter in between those 2 boys) Bridger Robert.  We now have 8 grandchildren with 6 girls and 2 boys—pretty sure we will never even that score.  🙂
Celebrating 33 years with my very bestest BFF!  Been reflecting a lot recently on how many twists and turns we have encountered along the way.  I wouldn’t trade them for anything in the world.  I must have done something right in the previous life (‘cuz it certainly hasn’t been in THIS one!) to deserve such an amazing man in my life.
I feel extremely blessed and grateful. 

With two trips in the last few months to visit our sons and their families– we will be staying home for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  It has been a long time since we have done that and I am really looking forward to it.

Reflecting also on how fortunate I am to be able to call most of my clients friends.  My clients are what keep me engaged and looking forward to my work day.  So thankful for all of you!
Mostly, I have been thinking about Christ and his amazing life and the gift of the atonement.  None of could make it back to our Father-in-Heaven without him.  So thankful for my knowledge of the gospel, for the eternal perspective to get me through the trials in life, and for “hard things” that teach me to be humble and to recognize that I am not in charge—and that help me to learn to trust Him in all things.  He really does have our backs and it is through Him that we will get through those difficulties we are sure to encounter.  We sometimes turn from Him, but He is ever at the ready—just waiting for our invitation.  Thankful that He loves me in spite of all my imperfections.  Merry Christmas to you all and may 2014 be a blessed year!