Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Count your many blessings

We were sick in some way or another since before Thanksgiving. Now we are finally well. Being sick that long has made me unusually grateful to feel good again! Here are some other things I am grateful for:
  • My children are all safe and well (see above post).
  • Our insurance benefits begin tomorrow! Hooray!
  • It is Spring Break next week. We are all looking forward to a change of pace, from sprinting to meandering.
  • We have so many fun things to look forward to. Rich and the older boys are going to General Conference, the rest of us are staying home and watching General Conference, I am going to Women's Conference at BYU with my sister and niece, Jacob and Katie have EFY in June, Whitney (my sister's oldest daughter) is getting married in July, plus many summer activities and camping trips! I haven't even mentioned school getting out and getting rid of the homework monkey always on our backs. Fun, fun, fun!
It could just be that the spring sunshine and flowers and birds chirping are contagious. It seems like, at least in Northern California, the whole world is cheerful and happy to be alive!


Jeri Pettingill said...

Spring is in the air and no one is sick. Sounds like enough to cause one to feel cheerful. But, I'm so grateful that you stopped and prevented a unthinkable possibility with Jeffrey. My worst nightmare is to have something bad happen to a grandchild in my care.

Our Family said...

I pray daily for angels to watch over our children to keep them safe. It can be so easy to lose track of things with all these people going this way and that, and I was very, very grateful that Jeffrey was not hurt. I wish life would slow down so I could think more clearly. Currently, I am just counting on those angels.

Amy Beatty said...

Dang, I wish we had your weather. We woke up to yet another snowy day. I worry about papa and the guys getting out here. Hopefully the weather with break for a few days. It will be so great to see them all. Glad you are all well, Oey could use a dose of that.