August 31, 2016

Count Your Many Blessings

Sometimes life is crazy! Sometimes life is hard! And sometimes it just feels like the trials just keep raining down and never seem to let up.

As of late, life has been hard in a lot of different respects. It would be all to easy to get down on ourselves, have a pitty party and complain about how much life sucks. We do have our moments where we complain but for the most part we have chosen to look for the positive things in life, our blessings. When you start to look for the blessings in your life, it may surprise you how much the Lord really had done for you. He is there. He is real. He is looking out for you. And most of all, He wants you to be happy now! Not later or someday in the far distant future. He wants you to find joy in the journey, in this adventure we call life.

Some of our blessings as of late:

  • We were able to get pre-approved, found a house, put an offer in, and had the offer accepted within a week. There were no hiccups along the way and we were able to close on time.
  •  So many people were willing to help us pack, clean, load and move our stuff, it was truly amazing!
  • Someone gave us 28 cases of food storage (rice, wheat, popcorn, and hot cereal).
  • The Young Women during an activity fixed the strut on our car-- not sure how they did it, but we didn't have to replace it.
  • Someone offered up a bunch of pears, we were able to can them to eat at a later date.
  • They did layoffs at Andy's work yesterday and he still has a job.
  • We picked up about $2000.00 worth of baby and maternity stuff in like new condition at a yard sale for $121.00.
  • Others have given us new and gently used baby items. We don't know what it is like to have a baby but we imagine all this stuff will come in handy in the near future.
  • I was able to get into the birthing class I wanted.
  • I was able to get into the hospital and receive a Priesthood blessing for the worst case of food poisoning I've ever had. 
  • Two vehicles behind us were in an accident. One of the vehicles slid past our car and rolled right in front of us. We were kept safe and we were able to help those involved in the accident.  
  • Our baby is healthy, we are healthy.
  • We have each other and we make a great team! Neither of us can imagine life without the other. 
  • We have the gospel in our lives and that makes all the difference. 
Life truly is amazing!