In lieu of all the recent Facebook posts of thanks and thanksgiving, I have given a lot of thought to what I am truly grateful for and how truly blessed I am. This year, or i should say this last month, has really shown to me what life is truly about and how extremely thankful I should be everyday for what we have. Over the past month, my dear grandfather passed away at a ripe old age, but not without leaving behind many memories. My sister in law, my brothers wife, was diagnosed with stage III papillary carcinoma, at a mere five weeks postpartum with her third baby and at 27 years of age. Lastly, I lost a patient, a dear friend, to a battle that she fought so hard to win without one complaint. Life is so truly precious. I am grateful for a job that reminds me daily, just how truly special and precious life can be.
This Thanksgiving, I am so overwhelmed with the Spirit. I have been brought to my knees in prayer with tears in my eyes, both in pleading for comfort and thanking the Lord for all the blessings. I am so grateful for the knowledge of eternal life that I have. The Plan of Salvation is such a beautiful concept, and I am so happy that I know that death is not the end. It brings so much peace and joy to know that someday, we will all meet again. Our Heavenly Father has a plan for each and everyone of us. He knows each of us, as individuals. I am so thankful for my health, my family, my loving husband, our sweet Ralphy, our jobs, our home...the list can go on endlessly.