Sunday, April 3, 2011


I told you a few days ago that I was going on a trip. I have been here for 3 1/2 days now ,and oh what an ABUNDANCE  of love and friendship I have already felt. I stayed two days with my dear friends in their cabin. I mentioned going there last year, and it was such an amazing place. Well they took me back there and we had a wonderful time together. They really seem like parents to me, maybe because mine parents have already passed away. But these dear friends are very special to me and we just sat back, enjoyed the beautiful cabin and surrounding scenery and talked. It was an ABUNDANCE of love and friendship that I will ever be grateful for.

Then I was able to come to see some of my extended family. I am close to my nieces and now they are Mothers and have daughters of their own, so I was able to spend time with my great nieces. I keep thinking that I couldn't possibly have any more room in my heart to love more children but...I do! What a treat to see these amazing kids grow up and now start families of their own.

Then today and yesterday I was able to watch and listen to Conference from church 
What an abundance of hope, inspiration and faith it gave me to listen to all the speakers. Then tonight one of my brothers and his family came to see me. Yes, I guess some days I think there are a lot of things lacking in my life but certainly the abundance of hope, faith, love, family and friendship isn't one of them. For these things... I have in great ABUNDANCE!  I am truly blessed!

“Life in abundance comes only through great love”  ~Elbert Hubbard

"The love of a family is life's greatest blessing"   ~ Unknown

“Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.”    ~Epicurus

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