The pies, and cookies, and fudge, and cake are all ready to go to grandma's house. Our bags are packed. The car is cleaned out. The dishes are done. And all of a sudden I have a moment to think and am totally overcome with a feeling of humility and gratitude. I can't believe the Lord's hand in our lives this past year.
Just a year ago Jesse had surgery, shortly afterwards I would face two surgeries, Dallin two of his own, and Jaden one also. As the whirlwind of doctors and hospitals swept us away we were always watched over and kept safe. The roads were always clear (which is critical considering my lack of snow-driving skills!). The treatments and medications all went smoothly (yea!).
I have tried to show gratitude. I've tried to help others in need. And yet, I know that there is no way that I could ever repay the Lord for his great mercy and love. I pray that as this day of thanks is upon us we may all know and feel of his great love for us.
I love the words of Amulek, "And thus He shall bring salvation to all those who shall believe on his name...and encircle them in the arms of safety." (Book of Mormon, Alma 34:15-16)
I have felt of His love and have had His arms wrapped around me. For this I give thanks and praise unto Him who redeemed us all, even our Savior, Jesus Christ!
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