Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Wide Awake

Thankfully it isn't 2 AM in the morning as I write this post. I'm sure all of you are the grateful ones. :) As I reread what I wrote in the last post, it became clear to me why I need my sleep.

It has been an interesting couple of weeks. Nothing in particular has happened that I want to discuss, but I just want to say a few words about the thoughts that have been floating through my mind as of late.

First of all, I have a wonderful husband. I am often amazed that I want to see and talk to him EVERY day. I can't say that about any of my other friends or family members. It is very obvious to me how much of an effect your spouse can have on the type of person you are and become each day. I am not a perfect person, by any means, but I am a better person today than I was 7 years ago, and I know that James deserves a lot of those thanks.

Second, I love this country. I may be displeased with some of the decisions that have been made lately, but I am thrilled that they could happen. If I lived elsewhere I couldn't be this mad, the government just wouldn't allow it. (I kid of course.) There is no doubt in my mind that the founding fathers were led by the inspiration of our Heavenly Father. The wonderful freedom's that we enjoy by living in this country are all part of The Plan.

Lastly, I love my Heavenly Father, and my Savior, Jesus Christ. I know that I could not enjoy every ounce of happiness in my life if it weren't for the Atonement and the love that my father in heaven has for me. I don't think that this life is meant to be easy, nor is it meant to be easy to have and keep a testimony. But I am so grateful that I do have one and it is very precious to me. I will do all that I am capable of to keep it strong and thriving. Speaking of which, we'd better start doing our family home evenings more faithfully............got to go!


Anderson Family said...

You don't want to talk to me everyday? ;)

Michelle said...

Well said, Alicia.