Monday, May 2, 2011
Thank you all for your numerous and wonderful birthday wishes. I am overwhelmed, as usual, at how blessed I am. I am 31 years old and I can honestly say that each year of my life is even better than the year before. Each year brings more growth and more love into my life. This year I know my Savior more than I did last year. I am closer to understanding his will for me, and how to live my life in a way that glorifies his Name, and not my own. I am learning to focus on how I can further his Kingdom, and not my own selfish desires. I am even closer to my husband than I was last year. I am closer to my children than I was last year, and this month, not only will we be getting our first son, we will also be legally gaining Brendan, Seth, & Jacob into our family. What a huge blessing! The past year has been rough and we have dealt with a lot of grief and trauma, but we have been able to grow through it and continue to recognize our absolute need to, not only rely on God, but to PRAISE God, through ALL circumstances. Thank you, my dear loved ones, for helping to make my birthday, and my life, so blessed!