Sunday, April 15, 2007

gratitude sundays (a good ward family)

So, I missed last Sunday due to the fact that I had family in town for Gracie's blessing and Easter. More about that in a separate post. Anyways, I didn't want to miss another Sunday, but was unsure about what to be grateful for until today during Sacrament meeting. As I mentioned in an earlier post, our 2nd counselor was diagnosed with a brain tumor about a month and a half ago. Since then, he has undergone 2 surgeries in Los Angeles and is now back home recovering. It still looks like it will be a couple more months before he is able to return to work. Due to where the tumor was located, he ended up losing his hearing on one side and is therefore having a lot of trouble with his equilibrium. While he adjusts to this change, it is very difficult for him to have noise at home, which is a challenge with 3 small children. Many wonderful people in our ward have pitched in to help. They are taking turns watching the children during the day, and today I saw 3 different families that were helping out during Sacrament. His wife must have stayed home to be with him today. While I do not currently have such a great need as this, I know that these people would all be there for our family the same way. I don't get to attend Relief Society because of my calling as Primary Secretary, but I did actually read today's lesson on Selfless Service (chapter 8 in Spencer W. Kimball). Together with what I observed from across the chapel, I was reminded of how grateful I am to be a part of such a good ward family.

1 comment:

Sierra said...

A good ward family is one of the many things that I really miss up here in Barrow. It is amazing though, how many people will pull together in such a strange place to connect and strengthen each other. I am convinced that we are supposed to cross paths with people here to learn from them what we couldn't learn elsewhere and offer something that no one else can offer. Community is always a good thing to be grateful for.