Today we are packing and preparing for Ty to go to Huntsman tomorrow. My heart is full. I can't tell you how much love is exploding in my heart right now. I just feel like God has blessed me so much through this journey. I am a stronger, wiser and hopefully better person from this experience. I hope to learn and grow more. I have been blessed with loving family and friends who are carrying us. I know so many people who are facing trials right now. We all have battles that we are facing, some BIG and some small but we all face them every day.
I am so thankful today and everyday for those of you who have reached out to me and my family. The support has been so huge. I am full of FAITH and HOPE that all will go well. I know that Heavenly Father does not leave us in our time of need but he carries us. I know many of you are facing trials and he is doing the same for you. He is mindful of each of us. Yesterday in church our lesson in Relief Society was on enduring trials. I sat and absorbed the lesson like a sponge. I knew it was just what I needed and wanted to hear. I have seen our family grow even closer and blessing from Heaven have been in our home as we have taken care of Tyler.
Today I got to email with my sweet daughter Sister-McKay Pier. Every Monday I love that we get to email back and forth and I get to hear how her week has been. She is loving her mission. I sent her a photo of Ty and Seth that I had just took and reassured her that he was going to be okay. She loved the "instant" photo that I emailed her. My heart was so touched at this last comment she sent me: "Love you so much Mommmy!!! Have a good week and know that I'm so so so grateful for you! And like the Army of Helaman I can say that I dont doubt that my mother knows it. You taught me and still teach me so much and I know i'm who I am today. Here serving a mission because of you!"
It's hard having her away but WOW am I proud of her for serving a mission and helping others. If I in any way influenced her to go... well, I am thankful. I just wanted to do a little PRE-THANKSGIVING post and say...
I AM SO THANKFUL. I want and need each of you to know that I am so THANKFUL for so many things. Even now... I think most people would agree that growth and development usually involves some degree of pain, and so challenging situations are opportunities for such growth. Yesterday, a cute lady commented that during her times of challenges and greatest trials in life that those are the times she remembers the most and gained the most change personally from. I am THANKFUL for each day we have GOOD and BAD and I am just so thankful this year especially that we have each other as a family to help Ty in this fight.
I really appreciate EACH of you. I feel like I have world wide friends, love and support. I am very thankful for each of you. xoxo