This week I've been reflecting on all the things I'm grateful for. More than anything, right now I'm grateful for my children who are building their lives. I was reveling in that, actually, when Dallin called. Every time I talk to him, I realize it could be the last time I ever do, because of the lifestyle he is choosing to live. I have had the gift of sweet spiritual confirmations that everything will be alright, that God is aware and He has a plan. I know that God knows the end from the beginning, so I trust. But sometimes it gets hard to not know how it's going to work out. And so, I plead in my heart for strength and patience to wait.
In general conference President Monson said, "Sincerely giving thanks not only helps us recognize our blessings, but it also unlocks the doors of heaven and helps us feel God's love." I need to feel God's love more than ever to soften this ache I feel inside.