Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Be Thankful Always

So BIG news! I graduated from physical therapy today!! I can FINALLY do whatever physical activities that I want to do! I was SOOO happy when I got the news today. It has been such a long long road since I first felt a pain in my foot back in February. I remember being sooo bummed when I had to quit my job as a snowboarding teacher, laying on the couch after surgery feeling so low, trying to get around campus on crutches, pushing through pain and swelling to improve my strength and range of motion. I NEVER thought I was going to be back to normal. It just seemed too out of reach for me! I think that I have learned a lot through this experience, and even though it was hard, I am glad that I had this experience at the time that I did. Heavenly Father always knows when you need to go through a trial to have the opportunity to grow.
Lately I have felt a real sense of loss. I have missed a lot of people who were once in my life, but have moved on for various reasons. Although it is hard to lose people and miss people, I would never take back my experiences with them or love I have for them. I have learned to always be thankful for the time that I have had with them, and know to trust in the Lord to bring the people in my life who need to be in my life at a particular time.
Through everything, I have learned that it is always important to take a step back to be thankful for all that I have. It is important to be thankful and not take anything for granted, because who knows when it (or they) might be taken away? You don't! But through every trial, there is always an opportunity to learn and grow and become a more efficient instrument in the Lord's hands.

So here are a few things I am thankful for....

The Gospel

A healthy body


My Family

Lake Powell/Summer

My VERY supportive parents (my mom never missed a soccer game)

This Guy and all I learned from him during his time on earth

The best friends I have ever had!
(Dixie 4 Life!)

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