Wednesday, November 17, 2010

So Thankful

I know this time of year we are to think about the things that we are thankful for; which is something we should be doing all year. My little family has been so very, very blessed that I just have to thank my Heavenly Father for all the blessings, obstacles, and life that He has given me. Being in medical school wasn't the easiest thing in this world and not something we want to do over, but WOW, it taught us, and me personally, tons and I learned so much about myself and what I am capable of during hard times and good times. I am so thankful for obstacles and those "road bumps" that come into our lives. (Yes, you heard me right. I am thankful for the hard times) Those bumps and obstacles made me a better person and taught me life lessons I needed to learn. And I know that my Heavenly Father wouldn't leave me during those hard time, and that He was with me all the way, sometimes holding my hand.
We have been so blessed to have lived in some awesome places, and though they were and are far away from family back west, we have been able to see, do and be cultured in so many ways that we wouldn't have been had we stayed home.
In a nutshell, I am just so grateful for all that we have. We aren't millionaires, but we are a close family, who loves each other and finds joy in the small and simple things in life. And to me that is what counts, not the money or the fame, but family and love.


Anonymous said...

I know it feels like you have to start all over again when you move for residency. That's how I felt. It's such a hard pill to swallow some days. The best thing I can tell ya is stay as positive as you can like you are in this post! Having a strong faith is just about the best thing you can do! And if all else fails, just remember I'll be your human countdown (I think we are done the same yr as ya'll)... just a quick 2 yrs and months 7 to go!!!!!!!!!! :)