At the time of this shaky economy I am so thankful that Jed has steady employment with the fire dept. We don't have to worry if he will still have his job in a week. Although his granite business has seen a sharp decline I am grateful that we are given this opportunity to pause and realign our needs and wants. We can establish a budget and live up to the challenge of keeping within it. My testimony has grown with this trial. I know that this is a blessing in our life. Heavenly Father still knows us and loves us and is still showering us with blessings. It has made my testimony of tithing grow.
I am so thankful for the Gospel in my life. I am thankful for a true living prophet in these latter days. The times are so uncertain and scary, but we have a prophet to look to for guidance and to have peace in knowing that what we are doing is right. I am grateful for the tools the apostles give us to stay strong and steadfast. I know that if we continue to do what we are asked, then we will stay strong and our children won't stray far. I am so extremely grateful for that blessing. I love the temple. I love the peace you feel there. I love leaving the outside world for a bit so that I can feel that calmness, and receive personal revelation. I only wish that I could attend more often.
I am thankful for all of our extended family. We have the blessing of having everyone live close by. I love that my children can have such a close relationship with their grandparents. I feel so blessed that they have them as examples and to learn from, as well as their aunts, uncles, and cousins. I am also thankful for the wonderful friends in my life. They are great examples to me and are always there to lend me a shoulder to lean on if need be.
Yes, I am truly blessed. I am thankful for this time to pause and give thanks. I know I need to do it more often. Thank you to all who read this.