During April 2018 I will be blogging about my memories as MOM OF 6 from A to Z . These challenge posts will also be found at Creation and Compassion http://marcyhowes.blogspot.com/

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Gratitude Catch Up

Gratitude Day 16: I'm grateful for hand lotion and Chapstick and Burts Bees!
Gratitude Day 17: I'm grateful for the beauties of the earth.
Gratitude Day 18: I'm grateful for wonderful, faithful, hardworking husbands, especially mine!
Gratitude Day 19:  I'm grateful for books and for libraries!
What are you grateful for?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Gratitude Day 15

I'm Grateful for spices and seasonings, in cooking and in life.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Gratitude Day 13

"Yea, teach parents that they must repent and be baptized and humble themselves as their little children, and they shall all be saved with their little children. . . . And I am filled with charity, which is everlasting love; wherefore, all children are alike unto me; wherefore, I love little children with a perfect love; . . ."
----Moroni 8:8, 17

Today in church we had our Primary Sacrament Meeting Program where the children are the speakers and provide the music for the entire service.  As usual it was excellent.  I'm grateful to be a teacher of young children.  They continually amaze me.  They are such strong, intelligent individuals. 

I miss having little children in the house. I love my children, who are my friends, and I love the wonderful people that they are becoming. But I do miss the days when they were small and I had them home with me all of the time. I know that I don’t remember all of the sameness of long days of cleaning and dishes and diapers and fighting and whining, and crying and missing adult conversation and reading the same stories again and again when I was almost asleep. I do miss their cute huggableness, the teaching moments, the singing (they all did love to sing at one time!), the piano lessons, the swimming lessons, the picnics with pinkabutter samiches and toe toe pits and yummy aide. I miss them loving to clean and wash dishes and fold clothes and plant gardens.  I miss joy school and primary and nursery, and bedtime and stories. I miss tiny newborn freshness sleeping in tired arms. I even miss the legos and the barbies and the green blob. There is absolutely nothing in this world like little children.
Here are a few more of my favorite scriptures about children:

And again I say unto you, ye must repent, and be baptized in my name, and become as a little child, or ye can in nowise inherit the kingdom of God.

3 Nephi 11:38

And when he had said these words, he wept, and the multitude bare record of it, and he took their little children, one by one, and blessed them, and prayed unto the Father for them. And when he had done this he wept again; And he spake unto the multitude, and said unto them: Behold your little ones. And as they looked to behold they cast their eyes towards heaven, and they saw the heavens open, and they saw angels descending out of heaven as it were in the midst of fire; and they came down and encircled those little ones about, and they were encircled about with fire; and the angels did minister unto them.

3 Nephi 17:21-24

And it came to pass that he did teach and minister unto the children of the multitude of whom hath been spoken, and he did loose their tongues, and they did speak unto their fathers great and marvelous things, even greater than he had revealed unto the people; and he loosed their tongues that they could utter.

3 Nephi 26:14

Behold I say unto you that this thing shall ye teach—repentance and baptism unto those who are accountable and capable of committing sin; yea, teach parents that they must repent and be baptized, and humble themselves as their little bchildren, and they shall all be saved with their little children.  And their little children need no repentance, neither baptism. Behold, baptism is unto repentance to the fulfilling the commandments unto the remission of sins.  But little children are alive in Christ, even from the foundation of the world; if not so, God is a partial God, and also a changeable God, and a respecter to persons; for how many little children have died without baptism!

Moroni 6:10-12

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Gratitude Day 12: My Parents

Gratitude Day 12: I'm very grateful for my parents and that they could spend some time with us this weekend.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Gratitude: Day 11 Veterans

Day 11:  I  am grateful to my Dad, my Grandfather, Uncles
 and all of the many others who have faithfully served to defend this great country.
Happy Veteran's Day!

Gratitude: Day 10

Day 10: I'm Grateful for prayer.

Yea, cry unto him for mercy; for he is might to save. Yea, humble yoursleves and continue in prayer unto him. Cry unto him when ye are in your fields, yea, over all your flocks. Cry unto him in your houses, yea, over all your household, both morning, mid-day, and evening.  Yea, cry unto him against the power of your enemies.  Yea, cry unto him against the devil, who is an enemy to all righteousness.  Cry unto him over the crops of your fields, that ye may prosper in them.  Cry over the flocks of your fields, that they may increase.  But this is not all; ye must pour out your souls in your closets, and your secret places, and in your wilderness.  And when you do not cry unto the Lord, let your hearts be full, drawn out in prayer unto him continually for your welfare, and also for the welfare of those who are around you. 

The Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ
Alma 34:18-27  (page 294)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Gratitude Day 8

I'm grateful for time to spend playing games with the family.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Gratitude Day 7

Today I'm grateful for employment and wonderful co-workers!

Scripture for the Day:

"Now when our hearts were depressed, and we were about to turn back, behold, the Lord comforted us, and said: . . . . bear with patience thine afflictions,
 and I will give unto you success."
 (Alma 26:27)
The Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Gratitude Day 5

I am grateful for The Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ:

What are you grateful for?

Friday, November 4, 2011

Gratitude: Day 4

I am grateful for the Atonement of Jesus Christ:

What are you grateful for?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Month of Gratitude

"It is not happy people that are thankful, It is thankful people that are happy!"

I believe that we should be grateful and look for the good things in life each and every day, but during the month of November I especially like to take the time to share my thoughts on what I am grateful for.  I'm a bit slow getting started here, so I'll share several things today!

  • I am grateful for a DH who fixed dinner on his day off and reminds me to go to bed.
  • I'm so very grateful for my family!
  • I'm grateful for rain and SNOW and for a warm home and car that runs.

What are you grateful for?