Wednesday, January 18, 2012

To Every Thing...

"To every thing there is a season; and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;"

-Ecclisiastes 3:1,6

There is so much change in everyday life, it is weird sometimes. One day it will be 20 degrees and I feel like I am going to die from lack of warmth in my toes and then the next day, it is almost 60 degrees and in comparison feels like summer. Why is that?

Part of me gets frustrated, and then another part of me is really thankful. How would I appreciate that "summer" feeling if it was like that all the time. It would feel chilly to me. But instead, because there are such cold days, it feels great. Right?

Well, there is a lot of life that is like that right now. Sometimes the Lord gives and gives and you don't even realize everything you have. And then the next minute it is gone in the blink of an eye and you realize how much you miss...and how much you could live without. It is just something interesting to think about.

I am so thankful for my life and all that I have been given. I am excited for this new day, that Josh and Caleb slept all night long last night. That no one really puked on me (Matthew spit up doesn't count). I am so thankful for Priesthood blessings, that the power of God is really given to worthy men on Earth today. And I am incredibly thankful that one of those men is my husband so we can have that power in our home. I am thankful for doctors and medicine.

I am thankful for Matthew's adorable first tooth and his little smiles. I'm pretty sure I am thankful for Caleb's super snuggly-ness and Josh's health, which means intense amounts of energy. Haha. I am thankful that Tyson is feeling better and that he is completely my best friend and the longer we are married, the more it seems we are one person. When he is sad, I feel sad, and when he worries, I worry. When I worry, he makes me realize there is no need. When I am sad, he makes me laugh. And the Lord is all around us, He created us and gave us so much.

Tyson prayed this morning and thanked the Lord that we were able to wake up this morning, because it meant we made it through the night so we could live another day. None of us are in any life threatening situation, I was not concerned at all that I might not wake up. I was cranky that I WAS awake. But Tyson said just the right thing. And I am thankful I am awake. That I am capable of breathing and living one more day on this incredible earth in my warm home with my favorite people in the world.

I am thankful for the Lord's purposes and seasons.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Cami, this is a wonderful post ... I love your perspective. Thanks for the reminder!