I am grateful for:
- The beauty of nature. I took my mother for a ride. We saw a large herd of antelope grazing in a field. The buck began moving his herd through the field and I thought he was nervous about us watching him when I saw another buck trying to find a way through the fence. Ah ha. Just protecting his herd from another male.
- My Family. How I enjoy seeing my children and knowing that they are doing those things that will bring them eternal happiness.
- My Grandchildren. How precious each of them are. My mother lived so far from her grandparents that she only remembers seeing her grandfather once. She was too scared to even talk to him. She never had the chance to talk to him on a phone. How sad is that? I can see or talk my grandchildren every day through the use of telephone, blogs, skype, and Facebook. How cool is it to be a couple of hundred miles apart and still be able to talk to each other?
- My membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love learning about my Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ. To know that they love me. That they answer prayers. Which reminds me of another gratitude.
- I am thankful that God answers prayers. We had one answered this past week. We started our day with family prayer and prayed that we would be protected and return home to our family safe that evening. Our school went by bus to a nearby high school to watch the Wizard of Oz. The bus I was on pulled up the the stop sign that enters the main highway from our small town. The driver hesitated and then pulled on to the highway in front of a large water truck. The driver of the truck had to slam on his brakes to keep from hitting us. He came within a couple of feet of our bus. While our driver seem unconcerned the rest of the adults on the bus were terrified! Worst part was that on the way home from the play our bus driver pulled out in front of another large truck when she reached the highway. I am thankful for answered prayers.