Saturday, September 22, 2007

grateful...

do you ever feel so overcome with gratitude that you are brought to tears?
i do, right now. i have been thinking about friendships and the importance they play in my life. i can't help but feel grateful for the friendships that i am a part of.
i was cleaning out some things today and i came across some old cards, letters and notes. i think it started my thinking...
do you have a life-altering moment?
one moment in time that changed you forever?
i have a few...
* the moment that i met ann miller. she is someone that helped me become who i am today. i have thought about her, or talked to her everyday since i was 8 years old. i heard a quote in a movie that said... "without her, i don't make sense". i believe that.
* my decision to move to logan, utah. i never fully understood why i decided logan. i had never been here before, i just felt that i was supposed to be here. there have many times in my 11 years here that i said to myself... "this is why i am in logan".
* i chose to serve a mission. i have said many times that that choice was the best decision (in addition to marrying kevin) i have ever made. the gospel, the people, the love, the friendships.
* the moment i met kevin little. i always wondered if i was really supposed to get married. when i met him in knew i was not only supposed to get married, i was meant to marry him.
i am feeling a little sentimental tonight. gratitude, if you will...
thanks, to each of you, for making a difference to me.
i am forever grateful!
you are my "sweets" this week.

6 comments:

Dawn said...

Awwww, that's so sweet! :)

Joyismygoal said...

very sweet and nice to know we have those awesome people in our lives that love us and others that are becoming friends too:>

MaryRuth said...

oh Jennie that's such a sweet post! I feel very grateful for you and our friendship!!

Brenda said...

love this post! Makes me feel good.

Emily said...

I love those moments in life when we really reflect- thanks for reminding me that things happen for a reason- It is not just by chance that we are where we are right now and its incredible to think of all the people who have helped to make us who we are along the way! I know it is not just a coincidence -Your the greatest Jen- love you!-Em

Lisa M. said...

I love sentimental.

I too, think I have had *life* changing moments. Just as you describe, and I recognize the quote (In Her Shoes)... and it fits me as well, in one particular instance.

This was a fun read!