5.08.2010

Grateful

Today was a nice day.  Nothing spectacular, but just nice.
Chad & I attended the ground breaking services for the Kansas City, MO lds temple.  At first it was a little distracting because the connection with the groundbreaking service kept on getting disrupted.
Then finally the webcast gets connected and Liam begins to get fussy.
I head to the foyer with him.  We listen to the service as I pace the foyer with a bounce in my step to rock him.  We looked at the pictures of Christ on the walls.  "There's Jesus", I'd say, pointing to the pictures, as if Liam understands me.  Maybe he does.
Things were peaceful.  In the peace my thoughts wandered.  I realized how lucky I was to be attending the groundbreaking of a temple in a city that early latter-day saints only dreamt of building in.  I felt grateful.  I thought about how so much that I have and enjoy can be accredited to the lives lived by my ancestors and others that came before me.  It was humbling.  I felt that being a mother and teaching these things to my son will be one of the greatest things I can do.  I cried.
Sometimes I think it's good to cry, whether sad or grateful, it's good.  It helps me feel alive.  It lets me know I'm not numb.  Have you cried lately?
Tonight I was blog hopping and came upon a link to a inspirational video.  I cried again.  I need to go to bed.  :)  But for those of you that might need a good cry, give it a watch...HERE (it's also very fitting for Mother's day)
Happy mother's day to my mom and all you other mom's out there.  Okay, now I'm off to bed.
Oh, one last thing- I got an early mother's day surprise.  Aren't they cute?

1 comment :

  1. "There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart"
    Celia Thaxter (American Poet, 1836-1894)

    I picked up on your blog about being grateful, and thought you might appreciate this quote.

    I am a new author of a book titled: When I Am Grateful
    It's a gift book that outlines the 'stuff' that can happen to us everyday and then reminds
    the reader how we can be grateful, even in the most challenging times.

    You can view a book video on my site which gives you more insights.
    Go to: wheniamgrateful.com

    Have a Grateful Day!

    ReplyDelete