Thursday, November 20, 2008

Grateful for

Today I am grateful for

1. Missionaries who, regardless of how goofy they may be, truly are very sweet. We had the Elders over for dinner and things being what they were today, I was mixing dessert up until the last minute and then just rushed them into the oven ("they" being those amazing Pioneer Woman Apple Dumplings, which would be perfect for any Thanksgiving Dinner, trust me). They are normally DELICIOUS, if I do say so myself (even using off-brand "sprite"), unless you cook them for 40 minutes at 400 degrees, instead of the 350 that the recipe calls for. Oooohhhhweeeee! Talk about some scorched offerings. But guess what? They ate them anyway, bless their proselyting hearts.

2. Playgroup. How funny are two sets of twins (believe it or not, we have 3 sets of twins in our Nursery at church!), two 2 year olds, and 2 four year olds (oh, and 2 infants) thrown together with mothers who are desperate for adult interaction? Pretty darn funny. How grateful I am for all the mothers who wrastled the kiddos to get 'em to playgroup today (and we missed those who weren't able to come due to illness) was the first one I've been able to attend since Miss Q was born. Yes there was the normal hitting and fighting and other skirmishes, but it was also nice to be able to let the kids run wild for a bit...for everyone. So glad for that opportunity.

3. Our minivan. I am so grateful for the Red Rocket (though you might not know it by the amazing amount of trash that it seems to accumulate). It has been the biggest blessing for my back, especially with a new much easier to get her in and out this vehicle than it was to get the kids out of our other (past) cars.

"The grateful man sees so much in the world to be thankful for, and with him the good outweighs the evil. Love overpowers jealousy, and light drives darkness out of his life. Pride destroys our gratitude and sets up selfishness in its place. How much happier we are in the presence of a grateful and loving soul, and how careful we should be to cultivate, through the medium of a prayerful life, a thankful attitude toward God and man!"~President Joseph F. Smith, Gospel Doctrine, 5th ed. [1939]

1 comment:

Daisie said...

Wow! I love your new background! I have to know....Did the missionaries make you do role playing as well??!!