Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving Blessings

My intention in this post today was going to be listing the 30 things I am most grateful for.


I got to 25 before I realized that I was just listing family and friends, and that was probably cheating.  I decided instead to send them all little notes of love and encouragement.

Today, I wanted to share the thing for which I am most grateful in this world, and that is my testimony of Jesus Christ.

A few weeks ago, an event went out on Facebook asking everyone to post their testimonies.  I took it a step further and asked my Achievement Day girls to write theirs.  For CHristmas, each of them will receive their testimony, framed, to hang in their room.

I was completely blown away by the power, simplicity and strength these girls have.

I know that I was sent to an amazing family by a loving Heavenly Father who knows me, knows my needs, loves me, and loves my family.  I know he gives us challenges to learn and to grow, and that, when we make mistakes, His Son, my Elder Brother, Jesus Christ, atoned for the sins, and that, when we have faith, repent, and ask forgiveness, it is given us.

I am grateful for the power of the priesthood on the earth.  It gives me a church that supports me and teaches me of my Heavenly Father and Savior, and prophets on the Earth today to speak to us, and give us counsel.  I am grateful to Joseph Smith, who translated the Book of Mormon, and faciliated the return of the priesthood to the earth.

I am grateful for my family and friends, and the choice spirits all are.