Thursday, September 11, 2008

Happy

Ya know what? I live a great life. We don't have a house or a lot of money, but I have all I need. We have a great, safe place to live with the best yard ever...I don't have to mow, rake leaves or water. The kids can ride bikes, play on a playground, practice cheerleading, play golf, play volleyball and just be kids out in our "yard." I have six kids that are healthy and happy, most of the time. Today we got to go to the skating rink with a BUNCH of friends from 3rd grade to celebrate Hyrum's birthday (a few months late). I drive an awesome van...it seats 12 and all seats are captain. The kids don't even sit right by each other - there is an aisle in the middle of the van. I have a new computer. I get to go to school. My kids go to an amazing school that requires a lot of me, so much that I consider regularly leaving, but they learn so much and have such good friends that we are in it for the long haul. I have great friends that I LOVE!! I have an amazing husband that loves our children and me! I am healthy and learning daily how to become more so, especially with my new "stress management" class. (I really am learning a lot in that class!) I have the gospel. I know that my Father in Heaven loves me a TON and that his goal for me is to succeed. He wants me and my family to return to Him. I live really close to a temple and the last 2 times I was able to go, I got to go WITH my husband - THAT is a MAJOR blessing for me. I am sealed to my husband and children. I know about Jesus Christ and what He has done as my elder brother who loves me so that I can return to live with Him and my Father again. I am blessed beyond my comprehension.

Lately I have been feeling really blessed. No, everything has not been going my way, but I have many moments lately of what I will call love. Moments with my kids where my heart is so full that all I can do is grab them and give them a HUGE hug and tell them that I love them SOOOO much. Moments of driving down the street and just seeing the beautiful trees and homes and enjoying the time in which I live. Moments of a clean house, and I do mean moments, when I feel like I can do this...have 6 kids AND a clean house. Moments of love and happiness. I hope you can and do have moments like this. It is those moments that I am striving to look for now. I am trying to brush off the other moments and hang onto these moments!!

6 comments:

Tami said...

thanks for the great post kaci. nice to keep things in perspective. i have moments like those too, that help you forget about all the other stuff. that's what we live for, isn't it? and the better our attitude, the more we have them! i try to remember that every day.

tylersgirl said...

I gave a talk on gratitude that has changed my life. I thought I was grateful before but I know what you mean. It is a moving feeling of gratefulness.

tylersgirl said...

New layout....NICE.

Barbara said...

Loved all the things that you are grateful for Kaci. I feel the same. You are still the best thing that ever happened to David
Love, Mama Cox

Trovador said...

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Trovador said...

Soy de SANTA FE - República Argentina. Entiendo muy poco Ingles, pero lo que pude entender, me gusto mucho el Blog. Realmente muy valioso e interesante. Envío desde aquí las Bendiciones del Señsor Jesús para toda vuestra familia. DIOS LOS GUARDE SIEMPRE. Espero tener vuestro contacto mi nombre es JOSE LUIS soy Periodista y trabajo para el Estado. Soy Cristiano. Mi mail trovadordecaminos@gmail.com