Thanksgiving week

I am thankful for many things, and I enjoy reflecting on them. Yesterday in primary I was reminded that  if we are thankful for something, we can show it by taking care of it. So this week I am going to refrain from social media (this is a tough one for me) and take care and nuture my husband, my children, my family, my home, my vehicle, my clothes and even my shoes.  I haven't purged in a long time and I feel like our home is bursting with non essentials and not ready to celebrate a peaceful Christmas season.

Last month we said goodbye to cousin Mady who is leaving for Japan in a month! We are excited for her, what an adventure. I always wished to go on a mission, but marriage came first. We are supposed to be missionaries all the time as members, but with my "personality" I honestly don't say much about my faith. I guess I get lazy and figure if someone wants to know they will ask right? hehe. Also I've been told I give too much advice as it is, and that gave me a complex where I don't say anything about anything very much. Which means I still say plenty about what I've learned so far as a parent and woman. My sincerest hope is that people see through my life and actions that the gospel brings me peace and happiness and guides me through life's tough choices and trials. Right now our little children tax our minds and bodies of energy and intelligent thought. But as exhausted as Ty and are, we wouldn't change a thing. I love every spirit that has come to our family and teaches me humility and selflessness. And I'm grateful for the opportunity to partake of the sacrament each week and start over with my journey towards eternity. 

My lent from social media spurred from this quote:
...some addictions or predilections, while not inherently evil, can use up our precious allotment of time which could otherwise be used to accomplish virtuous objectives. These can include excessive use of social media, video and digital games, sports, recreation, and many others. -Elder Cook

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