Saturday, December 31, 2011

So blessed...

At church a few weeks ago, a woman spoke in sacrament meeting and mentioned this neat about counting your blessings. You take "kleenex on a roll" aka toilet paper and list blessing on it until the roll is gone. Then you decorate the cardboard insert, pick a word that your family decides describes that year best and then hang in on your Christmas tree. I LOVED the idea so we did it a couple weeks before Christmas. It was eye-opening, humbling and a great reminder of all the blessings in our lives. We've had a ton of bumps along the road that were out of our control for the most part, but we are still a family and I can't imagine living my life and not realizing that there is a God, he loves me. He loves me enough to NOT control every aspect of my life. He loves me enough to let me hurt and then grow stronger- just like our earthly parents. Bad things in the world does not mean there is not a God. Discounting my PERSONAL testimony because there is no "proof" doesn't make it any less true.

After an hour and a half of listing blessings in our lives the kids chose this word to describe our 2011:

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I have great kids, a beautiful husband who loves me... and I am blessed.

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