Sometimes I'm not sure how to get my feelings, my tender feelings across. Today, my heart feels full and humbled. I have been given beautiful children, a good man for a companion, and I was born into a family that has always loved me, accepted me and who has helped me grow. I am especially grateful today for the Atonement of my Savior, Jesus Christ. Thankful that it not only erases my mistakes, but that it also calms my troubles, heals my heart, and always allows me the assurity that someone does know how I feel and how to help. I am grateful that I get to serve and learn from some wonderful small ones in primary. Thankful that the Lord trusts me to follow what He needs done. I am grateful that my husband took me to the Temple that our marriage is not just for the time on earth, but that it can endure past this short little life. I am thankful that our 4 beautiful children our sealed to us, that they are ours and we are theirs for eternity, that someday, in the Lord's time, Josh will be with us again. I am grateful to live in the fulness of times where we have the blessing and opportunity to witness great and marvelous things being brought to the world, grateful to witness the power of the priesthood and thankful that my companion is worthy to hold that gift.
As of late, I have been discouraged, down trodden by situations we face. I have been less than gracious in bearing my "burdens" and have not trusted in the Lord as I should. Today, a day that I'm ok, I stumbled upon words from the apostles that i needed to hear weeks ago. I guess while in the mist of that problem I would not have been blessed with the tenderness that my heart felt after listening today.
I know that our Savior loves us, I know that when all else fails, He is there to carry us through our burdens no matter what they may be. I know that He lives, He loves us, and He patiently waits for us to call on His mercy to help us through any heartache, any trial, any love lost.