Thursday, June 17, 2010

Happy


Over the course of the last few months I have been thinking a lot about how blessed I feel. I hesitate to write this in a public forum because it is not the way I like to talk about myself, But I decided I wanted to show gratitude, not only in my prayers, but gratitude to the Lord that I can look back upon and remember this moment in time.

I went back to my home town for my sisters wedding (pictures to come) and the questions from old friends were the same. "How's your life going?" followed by "Do you have children, how many?" In questioning my friends, I found many of them have fallen on hard times or just were not satisfied with the way their life was turning out.

As I heard all of these story's of life and answered the questions asked of me repetitively over the course of the night the spirit touched my heart whispering "You have a very blessed life."

I stepped back and thought about the things I had been telling people and I realized, I have a husband that is so kind. We have employment. We have health. and Six fun, wild, sweet children, that make my life so full of purpose! I also have a strong conviction of Jesus Christ that carries me through the hard times enabling me to see eternal prospective when life gets hard.

I'm not trying to say that everything that I want and need in life has all been handed to me. And I don't think my life will always be so carefree... But what I can say is Life is Good and I am Happy!

9 comments:

mlg said...

Yeah!!! You do have a great family, and you are in a great place!

Jeremy Saunders said...

love it! It's funny how different cultures are. When you tell most Caucasians how many kids you have they look at you like you are a freak, but in my culture, when they ask how many kids I have and I tell them, their eyes widen and they look at me with newfound awe, respect, and a twinge of jealousy for being so blessed with so much prosperity. Then they also wish their daughters had married a Caucasian because they are so much nicer to their wives... blessed indeed!!!
m
ps love your temple family photo!

Stefani said...

Hey! I recognize that temple!
I have had those same realizations - about being blessed. Thanks for sharing!

Kristen said...

Oakland temple--love it!!!! Yes, we are very blessed. I think of that everyday!

HandsomeRob said...

Jennifer I loved this post, it made me smile!
I also agree with EVERYTHING Mimi said. Asians and Caucasions are so different. The Asian ladies that do my moms nails think that I am the luckiest woman in the world because I have FOUR kids and especially four BOYS! The ladies always ask to hug my mom so that some of my luck will rub off on them!

Almost every time I am out with my kids caucasian people start counting how many kids I have and then say something like...it's too bad I have four boys, and that I should give up trying for a girl and that my life must be chaotic. They always make me feel like I shouldn't be happy with my life.

But I feel the same as you, I feel so blessed. I also liked that you said that you're life is so full of purpose because of your children. SO TRUE!
A

Tobler Bunch said...

YAY!! Well said, AMEN to that one! Great post! Great family picture! Life is good!

The Ferguson Family said...

This was really a great post. I too feel blessed and it's good to recognize that in our lives. We have wonderful things to be thankful for and we know where they came from and that's awesome! I love that family pic! I really want to take the same pic (but, with my family but, you get that...haha). Thanks for helping me count my many blessings. love to you guys always.

Coopers said...

You are a beautiful person and a great example to me of celebrating the good
I'm so happy for you and your family

Kristi said...

Love it!