Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Greatest Gifts

I have had a recurring theme enter my head the last few days, so I wanted to share, even though this is probably simply a lesson for me to remain positive in spite of pain.

The other day we were at the mall and Tyler wanted to visit Santa. He was given a coloring book by the helpers. On his way out of the mall he read the cover. It said, "You are the Greatest Gift." He didn't agree that he was a gift. We told him he absolutely is. He then said, "But I'm not a gift from Santa. I'm a gift from Jesus." I believe my greatest bits of knowledge and things that touch my heart the most come directly from my children.

Another gift I am so incredibly grateful for right now is my family. I love my family here, but this particular instance I wanted to mention my parents. They are amazing. They joined us for a wonderful Thanksgiving and then spent the rest of their vacation helping me clean my house & doing so many odd jobs that I haven't been able to do lately. This means more to me than they know.

Some of my friends from high school came by for a visit this week with their family, which was also a gift for me to see them again.

Finally, one more gift from this week. Due to a pipe bursting down the street, we had the water turned off for several hours. We called a family in our ward who was visiting their family in Vegas. They didn't hesitate for a moment to tell us we were welcome to use their home for water, showers, dinner, etc. My ward and especially the friends I've made in my ward have truly been a blessing in my life.

I have been searching for a video that I had a few months ago. A friend of mine again emailed it to me this week. The boys heard the song only once or twice months ago, but still sing it on occasion. It is a beautiful message. Please play the video below if you have a moment to enjoy it.