"I have so many things to be thankful for. I'm thankful for my husband. He's my best friend and I can't imagine life without him. I'm thankful for my children. Being a mother is everything I've ever wanted. I'm thankful for this country we live in, where we can freely meet together as a congregation and worship our Lord. I'm thankful for this time of year, to remember. And..to never forget...how a little baby..born in a staple changed our world. No matter what you have been asked to endure, I pray you take a moment to look for God's hand. He is there. I promise you he is. He is Guiding you and lifting you. He knows our hearts. He knows the good and the bad. I promise that He has a limitless love for each and everyone of us. I'm thankful for this gospel and for the joy it brings into my life. I'm thankful for a savior who knows me by name and the knowledge i have in knowing I'm a daughter of a king."
Jason and I talked in church this past Sunday. Our topic was gratitude. I was so stinkin' nervous. Standing up at the pulpit to talk is not my idea of a good time. I was also worried about how my fussy baby would handle mama not being there in the pew the whole time. Thankfully all went well. Jason used his magic touch and got Tallia to fall asleep. He even got her to take a pacifier, which is a BIG deal. That girl hates binkies...like usually she gags if you try to give her one. I was so happy that she was able to nap, while Hubby and I tag teamed holding her and giving our talks.
Afterwards we posed outside for a few photos. I was very happy to be able to get another family photo after church. I declared to my family that this will become a more regular occurrence. Hubby said he didn't mind as long as I made time for pictures on Sunday. He seems to think I have a habit of running late on the Sabbath ::wink wink:: I told him I would try harder to be on time because I really like pictures before church and a family pic every once in a while afterwards. I love this sweet family of mine.
above is an excerpt from my talk