Wednesday, October 20, 2010

one year ago today. . .

This morning I couldn't quit thinking about my little brother and his wife, Kelsey.  After a while, I wondered if there was a reason they were on my mind.  Knowing it was Kelsey's day off, I decided I would just give her a call but when she didn't answer I left a message.

 It was then that I remembered. 

Just one year ago, I got a phone call that changed my life.  Although everything turned out better than we could have dreamed, I hope I'm never the same as I was before the accident.  For some reason our family was given a second chance. 

Today, as a way of remembering, I am going to celebrate life.  I hope you will join me.

Let's make sure that the people we love know that we do.  I hope to take a little time and reflect upon my life and the course I am taking.  Am I doing the things that matter most?  Are my day to day decisions in line with my priorities?  Are my favorite people getting the best part of me, or am I giving them the leftovers?

I plan on giving my children an extra squeeze and thank my Heavenly Father for the things He has blessed me with.  If my handsome husband was around, I'd give him a good smooch or two and tell him what I love best.   I suppose a little love note (via text) will have to do.

I've got a lot to be thankful for.  Don't you?

This is our one and only chance at mortal life- here and now. The longer we live, the greater is our realization that it is brief. I believe that among the greatest lessons we are to learn in this short sojourn upon the Earth are lessons that help us distinguish between what is important and what is not. I plead with you to not let those most important things pass you by.
-President Thomas S. Monson

1 comment:

Darcie said...

the part about giving the ones we love most the leftovers... that was definitely me a few years ago. I still haven't completely fixed that, but hopefully one day. I'm so glad as well that everything turned out well for Shawn. We have much to be grateful for.