Sunday, September 12, 2010

Grateful.

The last couple of days have been days of pondering and remembering. I feel like I have so much to be thankful for and I just can't keep it all in. Saturday I had the opportunity to go on the Annual Melanoma Cancer Walk at UCSD. We try to walk each year (although we missed it last year) in memory of my Aunt Cathy. I woke up ready and excited to walk with the family and just spend that time together talking and remembering the good times, and that is exactly what we did. I miss my Aunt Cathy so much, but I feel soo blessed to have had the time we did with her. She taught all of us so much in such a little amount of time. I will never forget the week before she passed, going to San Altos so that she could receive her teaching credential after so many years of working hard and sacrificing so much. There were so many people there to show their love and support for her. I have never been so proud of anyone in my life. She taught me love, endurance, and patience. I thank my Heavenly Father each day for the blessing of her as my Aunt.

Little Jacob with his t- shirt.


The Melanoma walk happened to be on September 11. I felt so proud when we drove down the street from our house and there were tons of flags lined up along the road. I am so grateful to live in this country. I am grateful for our freedom in so many ways. I know, as a country, we don't agree on most things, but one thing we all have in common is our freedom. I am grateful for the freedom I have to go to the church of my choice every Sunday, to stand up for what I believe in and just be able to walk down the street or go to a park with my family. I am grateful for the soldiers who risk their lives and sacrifice their time with family and friends to protect this country. September 11th is a day that will never be forgotten...


Lastly, I am grateful for my health, my family, and most importantly my Heavenly Father. Jared and I had the opportunity to go in to my cousins work for a 3D ultrasound and to find out the sex of our baby early! We secretly wanted a baby boy all along so we were sooo excited when we found out it was a boy! Reefy is going to be such a good big brother and he is already lifting up HIS shirt and saying.. "My baby" while pointing to his belly. We haven't picked a name yet, that is probably going to be the most difficult thing since Jared and I cannot agree on a single name.. haha.

ITS A BOY!

His little arm, nose, eyes and mouth. (I swear his head already looks like Reef's.. scary.. : ))


I am so thankful to my Heavenly Father for blessing our lives every single day. He really does answer our prayers and comforts us in times of sorrow or need. I am so thankful that I am a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints. I don't know, nor do I want to know, where I would be without it. Jared and I are so ecstatic for what lies ahead, it may not be easy, but it will definitely be worth it!






1 comment:

Britni and Chad Robertson said...

That was a great post! Thank you for sharing your testimony! Your aunt was amazing, and that is so cool you do that for her every year!