Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I feel as though gratitude is bursting from every cell in my body. My eyes have been opened to so many blessings that I took for granted-at least a lot more than I do now. Last night, Kala and I attended the BYU basketball game, I felt so happy to be there with my husband! With this illness there is a sense of continually pressing forward with faith, always expecting miracles, but being filled with gratitude, humility, and wonder when they are actually realized. Because I am feeling so much better, and at many points didn’t know if I would ever feel this good again–I feel like a child experiencing life again for the first time, a second chance to “get it right.” Food tastes better, friends are more beautiful and their countenance shines. Each conversation with my children is precious, every moment shared with my husband a treasure. Every song I sing and errand I run brings me joy. Life is still uncertain, but that’s ok. It’s what I signed up for in the pre-existence, we all did.
My sister DeLite, sent me this quote from Patricia Holland, “With Faith in God, His prophets, his church, and ourselves-with faith in our own divine creation-may we be peaceful and let go of our cares and troubles over so many things. May we believe, nothing doubting in the light that shines, even in a dark place.”
May you all have a glorious Thanksgiving filled with Love and gratitude!–Much love, Melanie