I love to read the newspaper. Sometimes….well most of the time the news is not so good. Lately I’ve been limiting my intake because of all the unfortunate human tragedy the news is filled with. I need upbeat stuff. I need good news stuff. I need stuff that lifts me up. Mostly I turn to the Ensign to fill my need for uplifting reading. This article did just that. It made me reflect on all the good thankful things in my life. Then I found this blog. I found it through the newspaper; I didn’t say I stopped reading it completely. And nice to know that not every article in the newspaper leaves me feeling like a ton of bricks after reading it. These two articles…….well all I can say is:
It was Naomi that came to my mind as we walked home from church last Sunday. There I was walking with my two daughter-in-laws and their eight children. As we walked home that short distance, sun blazing, my heart was bursting at the seams and tears were clouding my eyes. And all that kept running through my mind was Naomi and how she too must have been overcome with joy, appreciation, and love. Once settled at home, clothes changed and most of us fed I took a moment to again read the Book of Ruth. Again my heart swelled as I thought of my circumstance. Our men, husband and sons, were out on a four-day hunting trip. And the women in their lives came together for those four days. It was magical for me. I'm not sure how it happened those many years ago. I'm almost positive my sons did not have me in mind when choosing their eternal companion. In fact, I'm certain I was the furthest thing from their mind and rightfully so. But I was blessed then and continue to be blessed today by the most wonderful, amazing and stalwart women a mother could ask for, for her sons.