Our day was filled with family, time together, cooking, a lot of roll-baking, and religious worship. As a Christian couple, I couldn’t help but look over at my husband during church and think how I have him because of Christ. I’ve thought a lot about writing a few more personal posts lately, and opening up about what it takes to overcome abuse and learn to love again. But for today, can I just say, that my marriage, my heart, my ability to love are all because of a Savior who suffered for us, and who died on a cross- He who overcame pain and death, and was risen from the grave. I’ve prayed that the Atonement could heal me, and it did. I prayed throughout my childhood to have a husband who would be my rock and my best friend. Life gave me a different path than most, but I am grateful for a loving God who supported me and answered my prayers.
Today I am thankful. Thankful for homemade rolls, Peanut M&Ms, sweet notes from the Easter Bunny, and egg hunts. Thankful for new dresses and ties. Thankful for family and friends. But oh so much more than this, I am thankful for my faith. I am thankful for knowledge. I am thankful that a spiritual presence that has shaped who I am, and given me my life.