Nine years later and four beautiful children. Life never seems to slows down. I have two jobs; working as a Labor and Delivery nurse and a mom.
"Let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey, and share our love with friends and family." ---President Monson


Friday, November 27, 2009

Gratitude

So Thankful for:

My wonderful, happy, healthy family
The roof over my head
My husband's job
My health and ability to carry children
The opportunity to stay home with my children
My education
The right to live in a free land and a safe neighborhood
The privilege to serve in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The blessings of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life
The Atonement of Jesus Christ
The Love of God
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Second Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
October 2009

Think of the purest, most all-consuming love you can imagine. Now multiply that love by an infinite amount—that is the measure of God’s love for you.

God does not look on the outward appearance. I believe that He doesn’t care one bit if we live in a castle or a cottage, if we are handsome or homely, if we are famous or forgotten. Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely. Though we are imperfect, He loves us perfectly. Though we may feel lost and without compass, God’s love encompasses us completely.

He loves us because He is filled with an infinite measure of holy, pure, and indescribable love. We are important to God not because of our résumé but because we are His children. He loves every one of us, even those who are flawed, rejected, awkward, sorrowful, or broken. God’s love is so great that He loves even the proud, the selfish, the arrogant, and the wicked.

What this means is that, regardless of our current state, there is hope for us. No matter our distress, no matter our sorrow, no matter our mistakes, our infinitely compassionate Heavenly Father desires that we draw near to Him so that He can draw near to us

2 comments:

Melissa said...

Yeah man I loved his talk.
Awesome.

Rachel K said...

Well said. Love you Brittanie.