Thursday, July 15, 2010

What I am Grateful for

I just wanna start out by saying ever since I did that post about removing captcha's so its easier to leave a comment, cuz i've never gotten spam comments....well, I have gotten 3 since then. Stupid spammers tryin to make me look stupid.

1. I am grateful for the time on this Earth I was born.
I don't have to wash my clothes on a washboard (aka, Josh's stomach) and dry them outside on a line with clothespins. I can take a warm shower every day if I want, and I don't have to make the water warm myself.
If I want to talk to a friend I can call, send a text, or facebook, instead of send a telegram and wait 6 months to hear back (or somethin)

2. I am grateful I was born into such a modern society.
I wasn't born to some African tribe in the middle of nowhere speaking a tongue click language. I live in a place where I can go to college if I want, go to the doctor if I'm sick..etc.

3. I am grateful to be born into an LDS family.
I grew up knowing what happens when we die, and our ultimate goal in life is to keep the commandments so that we can live with Heavenly Father in the Celestial Kingdom. Our cars, diamond wedding ring, shoes, designer handbags, and private jets are not coming with us to heaven. We will only take with us our knowledge and our families if we are sealed to them.

4. I am grateful to have a happy marriage.
Josh and I decided to tie the knot after only dating for a month, but while "courting" we spent a lot of sleepless nights just talking. We prayed about it and knew it was right. Josh is such a great husband and he does so much for me. But I am a lucky girl. Sometimes it doesn't always go as planned for everyone.

5. I am grateful that I have a warm bed (or cool bed) to sleep in every night.
I know I take for granted all the time what I have. Any day we could have a earthquake and lose everything. I remember one day growing up the hot water heater wasnt working and I had to take a cold shower. You don't realize how great something is until you go without it.

6. I am grateful for the chance I have to be a mother at this stage of my life.
I have quite a few close friends who aren't able to have children right away. I have no idea what to say to them. I try to empathize but sound like a complete moron. I wish the adoption process wasn't so rough. I want so bad for them to experience motherhood. I have every confidence they will someday. I pray for them lots and lots.
I probably sounded moron-ish during that last paragraph. I don't think I know how to express how I feel about it accurately, or something. My heart breaks for them but I don't know what to say.


Cammie said...

I love you for #6. I am one of those friends and I don't think you have ever sounded like a moron, and the last sentence wasn't even close to moron-ish! What you said was perfect! Thanks for your prayers!! I think their working...things are going more and more our way. (no, not preggo yet, just getting closer) Love ya Carly!!

Sarah said...

I resent the bipolar comment.

Madalyn said...

I second everything you wrote about!