May 17, 2011

May gratitude

So many things to be grateful for this month. I'm not even sure where to start. I think in my last post I talked about my friends husband who had passed away. In the last month I've had two more friends (slightly older) who unexpectedly lost their husbands and another set of friends that lost a child. How do people cope without the Gospel? I wonder if I was in the same situation would my testimony remain strong? I would like to say that I'm absolutely sure I wouldn't falter, but for now, I just have to express gratitude for the absolute knowledge that my Father In Heaven loves me and that there is a purpose for these trials and that if I remain faithful and endure to the end that I will be able to keep my family eternally. Much to be grateful for even if I didn't have any other blessings that could be counted.
Life continues to go on like normal at our house. The kids are crazy and fun and busy and complete chaos all the time. Gymnastics, School, Church, Work, and try to keep sane...I don't know if we're there yet, but we'll keep trying.

Mid-April I took the kids to Princess Day at Chick-Fil-A. That's the highlight of Kaleaha's year. Kaleaha and Krennan and I went and got to do face-painting and then we all rode in a limo. Krennan was VERY impressed with the limo. We tried to take pictures with Prince Charming's horse, but she was taking a break! Fun day with the kiddos. So glad that CFA does things like that!

Two weeks ago I was able to attend the Chick-Fil-A Leadercast. A variety of speakers from all different walks of life. Amazing insights, inspirational stories. Awesome day, then followed up by a relaxing Saturday spent at home.

This last weekend Mom and I went to Time Out for Women in Oklahoma City. I can't really explain how AMAZING it was!! I had, of course, heard of Hilary Weeks as an LDS recording artist but had never had the opportunity to actually hear anything she had performed. She was unbelieveable.
We had a great group of women that went with us and had a great time with them as well. A variety of speakers and musical talent. So uplifting and I was grateful to have the opportunity to go and be a part of that.
Grateful for my husband and mother-in-law who took over the kids so that we could go and enjoy ourselves. They were treated to fever and vomit for their generosity.

Also got a chance to go back to the OKC Memorial. About half of our group had never been. A very impressive reminder of how blessed we are.

It's been an busy but amazing few weeks!

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