Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving Thoughts

In an email that Haley's seminary teacher sent today, was this quote that he shared in his lesson...

"Gratitude is deeper than thanks. 
Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. 
Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. 
Thankfulness may consist merely of words. 
Gratitude is shown in acts." 
(President David O. McKay, "Gratitude Quotations," Friend, Nov 1975, pg. 39)

On that note...I am so incredibly GRATEFUL for these people in my life...I hope they know through my actions how much I love, respect and learn from them each day.  They make my life!

And what do you say about a husband and father that can have this much fun with his girls? 
We all adore him and I am so GRATEFUL for the way he provides, protects and presides over our family.

There is a special place in a mother's heart for her boys.  These guys melt my heart and have got a hold on it that I hope never goes away.

And this little man has a heart of gold.
This is what he wrote for a school assignment.  Yes, I shed a tear!

Family is very important to me. I need them and they need me. Each family member is important. Clark is a wonderful older brother to me. He sets a good example for me to follow. Tia, Haley and Cassidy are my three older sisters. They are always willing to drive me to a friend’s house or get something for me at the store. They are very unselfish. I have the finest mom. My mom is a dream mom. I’m so fortunate to have her. She does my laundry, she cooks when I’m as hungry as a horse, she cleans the house so there is not a speck of dirt around, and she cleans the bathroom for me. My dad is one of a kind. He may discipline me here and there, but my dad is so kind. With the money he earns, he bought our house and puts food on the table. He is the best dad and I can’t wait to follow in his footsteps.

Happy Thanksgiving!

P.S. If you want to read Clark's Thanksgiving thoughts from last year go here.


Michelle said...

Your family is so grown up! Love Bennett's thoughts. He is so sweet. You have much to be thankful for. Noone could be more deserving.

Ruthann said...

I love this post and all the darling pictures! We love and miss you guys! Happy Thanksgiving!