Thursday, February 5, 2009

"Most People are as happy as they make up their minds to be." - Abraham Lincoln

Today is my 58th birthday!! Happy Birthday to me!! I am so thankful for my life- for my parents who gave me life and taught me so much- for this wonderful, free country that I live in- for the restored gospel and the HAPPINESS it has brought to my life- for the blessing of motherhood ( J.Hyde, Mary Ann, Katie and Amanda)- for the added blessing of JOY in my posterity ( my beautiful, sweet, strong, grandchildren- Miriam, Clayton, Jacob, Livia, Soren, Holden, Joey, Anden, and Joshua- For my sweet, kind and unselfish husband who helped me become a mother- for the blessing of a sense of humor and being able to laugh at life and all of its' many unexpected events- for the beauty of this wonderful earth that was created for us- for the blessings of the Temple- for the Atonement and all that it represents to each of us-for all of the many lessons and trials the Lord has blessed me with because of his love for me and wanting me to return to him- for my wonderful sisters- Donna, Betty and Sandra- who have shared so much with me and supported me in so many facets of my life- I am so grateful and happy to be alive and witness all that is going on the world. I can keep going - but the list is getting a bit long- and as my father always said " keep it short, sweet, and to the point!"