Saturday, July 07, 2007

07/07/07

Some may call this day a lucky one. Since seven is supposedly a lucky number, and seeing how the month, day, and year were all sevens, I heard much talk about today being a lucky day. There were a more than normal number of weddings planned for this day. Not to mention the very publicized(maybe this was only in San Antonio) Eva and Tony's wedding that took place in Paris. I'm not real sure why so many people were relying on a lucky number to determine their wedding day, the amount of love they shared or didn't share, to make getting married on any other day just as good or special of a day as another. Hopefully these couples are enough in love and have their priorities in order that their love, marriages, and lives together will last forever.

Even though as a younger individual, I claimed the number seven as my very own lucky number, I don't really consider myself to think about having luck, or not having it. I do find myself a person who is extremely blessed. Others may categorize some of my blessings as luck, but I like to label them blessings. So today, on this "blessed" day I thought I would list seven things I call my greatest blessings.

1~The knowledge that I am a daughter of God. My belief in Him and my Savior Jesus Christ. My simple, but strong testimony of the Gospel. The knowledge of The Atonement of Jesus Christ and the opportunity I have to right my wrong choices and be more like Him. The blessing and knowledge of giving service to others. The opportunities I am given to share the things I have been blessed with, with others. The Gospel is a most cherished blessing.

2~Parents and family that helped me learn right from wrong and helped me become the person I am today. They taught me the Gospel and the importance of a Temple marriage. They taught me to be caring and to give service to others. They taught me how to build relationships and how to play and have fun. They taught me about love and how to love. My parents and family are surely a blessing in my life.

3~Faith and Joy. I have sometimes struggled with having faith and finding joy in things that I, or someone I love, is faced with. I am realizing more and more that to truly find joy in all things I must gain stonger faith. I have to know that things happen or don't happen for reasons beyond my control. At sometimes things are the way they are so that we can become a stronger and better person. I feel blessed to have faith in all things. I feel blessed to know I can find joy and happiness in all things as well.

4~I feel blessed to have shelter, food, clothing, and other needs. I feel blessed, that all of those needs are met without too much difficulty. I feel blessed that not only are my needs met, but a lot of my wants and desires are made possible, too. I feel blessed that my husband has a job that brings home a paycheck so we can sustain our family's needs and wants.

5~Health. I, as well as my family, are blessed with good health. Other than the common colds, coughs, and aches we all face, we are a pretty much a healthy bunch. We are able to run, jump, and play. We all have the stenghth and ability to sustain us each day during our various activities. I consider mine and my family's health to be a great blessing.

6~Three beautiful girls that are all unique in their own way. One being super sensitive, shy, but finding she has an outgoing side. She is a helper, and loves when I give her things to do. Another being, funny, adventurous, and a talker. She laughs, wants learn, and loves chores. And another trying to still be our baby while growing oh too fast. She still enjoys snuggles, sippy cups, and does her fair share of whining, all the while competing for talk time, riding her bike and having us all in giggles every day. How different they each are but how beautiful and special they are in my eyes. I am truly blessed to call myself a mother. No greater job or calling is there than that of a Mom.


7~A wonderful man that has blessed my life more than I ever thought possible. He is dedicated to his family and is our provider. He loves the Gospel and honors his Priesthood. He loves the scriptures and quotes them on a daily basis. He loves his career and can't wait to start caring for his own patients and seeing the blessings in their lives. He is caring, honest, loving, and giving. He is understanding, positive, thoughtful, and intelligent. He's hardworking, selfless, funny, optimistic, and a friend to everyone. He is determined, has great integrity, and renders service to others constantly. He is truly an example of the person I hope to be. I am truly blessed to have him as my partner, friend, and husband, forever. Greg, my special blessing.


I'm not sure how lucky I am, but after doing this post I again realized what a blessed person I am.

16 comments:

Jenny said...

I'll add one more to your list. You are a great friend as well. Even though we are surrounded by family, it's not the same without morning walks and hanging out with you guys on a regular basis. So many great thoughts. I feel blessed knowing you!!

I'll be so glad when tomorrow is behind us. Man, I really wish we were flying to Chicago tomorrow!! Good luck to Greg too. I'll call you later :)

Jill said...

I don't have a lucky number, nor have I ever really been partial to any specific numbers so I don't understand all the hype, but it's cool that it made you think of these 7 huge blessings in your life.

Lucy said...

You are blessed and I love this post and the way you shared those blessings. It's way more than luck. It's realizing the very real way Heavenly Father blesses us. thanks for sharing.

Angela said...

It is refreshing to read about these things as blessings instead of luck--with all the hype lately. It is hard to believe in luck when you have a belief in God.

I would have gotten married on 07-07-07, too, not for the luck but for the easy date to remember!

Price Cream Parlor said...

love the seven blessings!

donna said...

7 was my lucky number. That was my softball number every year I played :)
Have a great day :)
PS Good luck
Greg

becca said...

What a great post!! You are so sweet and I love taking a minute to think about all the blessings we really have!

Lisa said...

It's a lucky day if it causes us to remember how much we've all been blessed with. Thanks for the reminder!

lelly said...

what a great idea for a post! i loved reading about your lucky 7!

michelle said...

#5. Being able to run, jump, and play. A great blessing! I wonder if I'll ever be able to jump again? Great list.

Anna said...

So great to list out your blessings. You should print this out and frame it as a daily visual reminder of all that you are blessed with.

Sandi said...

What a great idea. Keeping our blessing in the forefront of our minds is so important. When times are not so high, hold on to these memories. Remember, your Heavenly Father knows you by name, he will continue to bless you.

Laurie said...

What a great post. I live in Ft. Worth! Small blogging world. I don't have a lucky number and would actually say that I usually have bad luck. But despite that I am very grateful for my life as well. (I have 3 boys.) I just wanted to thank you for sharing your lucky seven's and your daughters are beautiful!

Barb said...

You were so much more reflective than I was on the 7th. It was a great read.
(All I was thinking on the 7th was that I wished the #7 Harry Potter book would have been released on 7/7/7 like earlier rumors had predicted.

sista # 2 said...

I love your list of blessings in your life. Great journal entry;)

Lacie said...

You are blessed! Sometimes it just takes us to stop and write a post to get the full impact of our blessings!

Wow, another reason to blog...I have to tell my husband (Ha!)