After rereading President Monson's October General Conference talk Brett and I decided it would be fun to, as a family, look back at out lives and see the blessings or "gifts" that we had been given. Especially with it being the Christmas season and with so much focus on the commercialism, we wanted to help James and Mark focus a little more on what Christ had given them. So for one week I cut a square out of paper and made it look like a present, then each day we would say one gift or blessing that we had received from Heavenly Father, that gift was then put under our Christmas tree. These are some of the gifts we are greatful for:
Santa, noses, work, knowledgeable doctors, Mommy and Daddy, IPad, music, talents, Jesus, eyes, grandmas and grandpas, pizza, bed, good neighbors, friends, prophets, family, temple.
I am greatful for a living prophet who challenges us to look back and see all that we have been given it has helped me realize how many wonderful things I receive each and every day. I am greatful for the past Christmas season and for all the amazing things my family was blessed with last year. Looking back upon last year I can see that my Father in Heaven is truly mindful and aware of our family, and that knowledge gives me hope and peace.