datestampSaturday, January 5, 2013

A Thousand Times



A few years ago my Mother and Father in law were called to be temple workers for the LDS church in Salt Lake City Utah (http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/). I later found out that my sweet Mother in Law politely declined the calling because she had a daughter in law who was sick, and she wanted to be able to help her...but she would come with her husband as much as she could.  That was me. That was more then 6 years ago. Since then we have called upon her for help a thousand times. She has nurtured my babies, cooked for us, helped clean, run our household when I've been sick in bed, driven carpool, taken the kids on special outings, and never once have I heard her complain. Never once.  I've prayed a thousand times to God thanking Him for her in our lives. How blessed we are to have such a strong, willing, able, kind, faithful and selfless woman in our home, in our lives, in our hearts. She is constantly striving to be better, reading her scriptures, doing genealogy, helping others. She raised a good son, and I got lucky to have married him...in fact, she raised a good family. I am truly indebted to her. I don't feel like anything I say will adequately let her know how I feel about her...We love her. Our children adore her. We are grateful for her. We are so very blessed to know this sweet angel...for that is what she is a thousand times over.

6 comments:

Charlyn Roberts said...

What a lucky girl you are!! I bet your mom hand picked her just for you!!! Love you to pieces!!

Kim Orlandini said...

Your family is amazing!

Staceroo said...

I have also been on the receiving end of Marilyn's boundless service - many times. She is a true giver of self and a help to anyone in need. I'm glad you have her there with you. I hope you feel better soon, Sarah. It was so fun to get to see you guys over the past few weeks. And thanks for the cute note you left me in my bag! It really made my day! I hope you and Andy and your family find your way out to Florida sometime before we move!

loupurdie said...

sweetly, inspired. thanks for sharing this!

Cheltz said...

What a blessing!

Scarlett said...

Love this! You are truly blessed to have such amazing in-laws. But they are also blessed to have you! Love you girl! We need to chat soon. It's been WAY too long! xoxo

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