Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Today

Today is Thanksgiving and I thought I would tell you a few things that I am thankful for. I have been extremely blessed in my life and have a wonderful wife and family. I am truly thankful for them and for all the support they give me.

I am also thankful that I have been given an extension on my life so that I can be with my family and watch my kids as they grow and mature.

I am thankful for the ability I have to love, to feel, to to simply be alive. My wife and I have been married for 20 years now and I am thankful that she has loved me unconditionally all these years and continues to amaze me as to how giving she is. She is the best!!

I am thankful for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and for the understanding that I have of the truths that he taught. There are way to many things that I could list here but just know this, that I am thankful for so many things this year. I have been tested almost beyond what I could take and have learned so much through it all. I truly am thankful just to be alive. That is something I never thought I would say.

feel free to reply and say what you are thankful for. I think it does the spirit good to know what we are thankful for.


trisa said...

What a time for you. I am thankful for family. I dont know if you know, but Jolene has been diagnosed with cancer too. They haven't found the source of it yet, but they are starting a new trial in their lives. I know that trials are hard, but it is amazing what it really makes you grateful for. I am glad we are all a part of this family.

Rana said...

I am thankful for you and your family, I am thankful to be a Steckler, I am thankful for the temple, for Allen and for our children who listen and do every thing they can to do what's right. I am thankful for Gloria's arrival this year, and for a home, even if it's not my own. I am thankful for a car that runs, hopefully will stay that way, I am thankful for my Savior, and my church callings.