During April 2018 I will be blogging about my memories as MOM OF 6 from A to Z . These challenge posts will also be found at Random Thoughts and Tender Mercies http://marcysrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Gratitude for Morning Light and Heat

I'm grateful that the sun rises each and every morning to provide us with another day of light and heat.

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.  And God saw the light, that it was good:  and God divided the light from the darkness.  And God called the light Day, and the darkeness he called night.  And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Genesis 1:3-5

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Gratitude for Jesus Christ

I'm grateful for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

"Yea, and as often as my people repent will I forgive them their trespasses against me."
The Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Gratitude for Siblings

I'm grateful for my siblings!!  This photo is over 40 years old, and our dear parents have now passed from this mortal existence, but we are still a family.  We may not gather together quite as often as we have in the past as we each have our own families, jobs, homes, and other responsibilities and live in several different states, but we do try to connect several times during the year, and this past June were able to spend a few days all together at my Dear Sister 2's home.  She was the perfect hostess and we enjoyed the time to relax and play and connect like we haven't done together as siblings for years.  I love them all!!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Gratitude for Freedom and All Servicemen

Sand Art on Normandy Beach  Photo Source from facebook

I'm very grateful for the freedoms that I have enjoyed in this country my entire life, and I am especially grateful for all who have fought and worked and sacrificed so that you and I can enjoy these freedoms.  God Bless America and our Veterans and Servicemen!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Gratitude for Family

I'm grateful for my very most favorite people:  My Family!!

My DH, all six of my dear children, my two daughters in law and my two beautiful grandchildren are among my very greatest blessings, and I can't imagine what life would be like without them.  I thank my Heavenly Father every day for each of them and I am grateful that they are each willing to be a part of my life and a part of our family.  I'm also very grateful for the wonderful young men who care for our dear daughters and do so much to support and care for them and also help others in our family and enjoy happy times and celebrations with us.

Love you all!!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Gratitude for Relief Society

This morning I had the chance to spend some time with a large group of my favorite ladies at our annual Relief Society Women's Conference.  We enjoyed a beautiful program of thoughts and music, a display of the talents of many of the ladies of our neighborhood from seven different church congregations, savored a delicious luncheon, and had plenty of time to visit and socialize.  These ladies are my friends and my neighbors, and my Relief Society sisters.  We normally meet together for an hour with our own congregation each Sunday, with other evening activities every month or so, but the larger Conference is usually held only once each year.

What is Relief Society?  Relief Society is the largest women's organization in the world.  It is the women's auxiliary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, that was founded in March of  1842. We know from the New Testament that many of the disciples of Jesus Christ were women who not only served the Savior with his temporal needs, but also learned from him and his teachings, and followed his example by serving others around them.   The women of the Relief Society also seek to serve the Savior by teaching one another and by seeking out the poor and the needy and doing what they can to lift and help one another.

Here are two of my favorite quotes from the day:

"We must cherish one another, watch over one another, comfort one another, and gain instruction that we may all sit down in heaven together."
          --Lucy Mack Smith (one of the original Relief Society members)

"Relief Society is like a great big hug!"
          --one of my dearest Relief Society friends (name to be kept anonymous on my blog)

Feel free to check out the Relief  Society website right here:  Learn more about Relief Society or look right here toFind a Relief Society near you.  Visitors are always welcome!

Or, just shoot me a comment or question here in the comments!

Friday, November 9, 2018

Grateful for My Body

Yes, my body has seen many years of use, including few accidents and ailments, but it has served me well and continues to do so.  I'm grateful for this body, a gift from my loving earthly parents and my loving Heavenly Parents!