Sunday, October 4, 2009

What Are Your Blessings?

by Rachel Rager

LIFE ~ What a crazy thing. Everything seems to happen all at once! (Such as moving out of state, going on a blog tour and attend a book signing all at the same time!)
This week we closed on a new house in Provo, UT. Nearly my entire life I have lived in Casper, WY. My husband is also from Casper, so for us to make this move has been difficult. In fact, if we hadn't made the decisions we did and lived with my parents for three months, I'm not certain we would have been as eager to make this move.
Is this my dream home that I have moved into? No. Certainly not. But it's mine and I have definately learned (or rather remembered) how wonderful it is to have family, friends and ward families. The help and support we have recieved has been wonderful. I have learned to find blessings in the little things. Blessings appear in so many different shapes and sizes. I'd like to share just one with you today. When we were preparing to make this move, my four-year-old noticed my tears one day. She asked why I was crying.
"Honey, Mommy's just a little scared. That's all."
"Do you know what Nana told me?"
"If you're scared, we should stick together. We can do anything if we stick together."
What wonderful advice. As you can see, I'm truly blessed. I hope you will take the time to look around you today and list your blessings, big and small.


Daron D. Fraley said...

Nice post. I grew up in Cody Wyoming and have been to Casper many times, so I can understand the discomfort of moving to a much more populated area with a culture a little different from where you grew up. I think you will learn to love it. You will find that there are many positives to living here. Focus on those and the negatives you find, if any, will be of no consequence. Welcome!

Rachel Rager said...

Thanks, Daron! I am learning to enjoy it. It will take time. But thanks!

abel keogh said...

I lived in Casper for two years. There's a lot of former Casper people in Utah County.

Rachel Rager said...

Able, I actually remember. I was friends with Claire but was a year or two younger. I don't know that you would remember me, but I remember you and your family. My maiden name is Lorimer, if that helps!

Cindy (C.L.) Beck said...

Good post! I liked the line, "If you're scared, we should stick together. We can do anything if we stick together."

It's soooo true. Hope you're enjoying Casper by now. (I'm from WY and I understand your reluctance to move to Casper. :)