I am so grateful for a good, faithful and kind husband, and five children to match. If someone had asked me as a young adult how I would envisage my life in forty years' time, it would have been much different from the one I have. At that time I simply did not have enough faith to conceive that such happiness and "success" would come to me. I was reckoning without the goodness of God. That "my" children could become some of my best friends would never have occurred to me. And now we have almost-four grandchildren only five minutes distant from our house; the relationship is amazing and the ability to mutually support, a God-given blessing.
I am grateful indeed for the talents and strengths I have been given by my Creator. They are and always have been my perfect delight, and I love to use them to help others. While still very young I would "lose myself" in writing, piano, cooking, letters, knitting, gardening, the wild flowers of nature . . . I am now perpetually challenged and thrilled by many wonderful aspects of Family History work that link us to our ancestors. It all gets better and better.
Yes, Allison. It all gets better and better. And you have expressed the feelings of your heart--something in and of itself to be grateful for. Well done! There is no doubt of your gratitude to our Creator for the blessings you hold dear.