Monday, November 30, 2009

Well, things didn't exactly work out the way we planned, but do they ever?! Matt's job was temporary with a possibility of being long term. The job ended the day before Thanksgiving. We never did relocate because of the instability of the job. WE just visited each other on the weekends. I had gone up to Salt lake the week of Thanksgiving and we all drove back to Saint George together. It is nice to be together but we are jobless yet once again. I am thankful for the opportunity Matt had to work those two months even though it was the hardest thing we ever did. The job was a blessing even though it created many obstacles for us. I know Heavenly Father has a hand in a things, but it sure is hard to see sometimes even after it's all said and done. There is a lesson in this for us to learn.

The speakers at church on Sunday gave talks about gratitude and one point that struck me wasn't to be grateful for what I have, but to be grateful for the things I don't have. There are quite a few things I thought of that I'm grateful I don't have to endure. None f my children have a terminal illness, we don't have mounds of medical bills, we aren't homeless, we aren't suffering the loss of a loved one, we don't have to worry about where our next meal will come from, we aren't living without the knowledge of the gospel, and much more. It's an interesting perspective.