While visiting an AWESOME ward last week, I had the opportunity to participate in an amazing lesson on The Lord's tender mercies. I have been thinking about this for the past week and I am so thankful for such a loving Heavenly Father! Here are a few of my favorite tender mercies from Him.
**Dan. I love him so much, he is such a perfect match for me. He is so kind and forgiving, he has a wacky sense of humor, and most of all: he has saved me from a life of misery and woe! Had he not entered my life, or had he not been patient with me in the beginning, I would not be this happy. He works so hard to provide so much. He truly was one of the best tender mercies sent my way!
**My children. They teach me so much about myself and about how to become a better person. Each one is so special and unique and sent specifically to me for a reason.
**My education. I never believed I would have been accepted into the U of U School of Social Work and how grateful that I was. I am such a better person for my education there. I have been rewarded in so many different ways...I have helped people, I have helped myself, and I have helped my family and friends. I never thought I had many special talents but the skills I developed are perhaps the strongest part of what makes my great!
**My friends. Thank you so much! I have such feelings of inferiority at times and I truly appreciate those friends who not only stuck by me (especially when I can be grouchy) but also have taught me that I do have special things to offer in a friendship. The Lord has sent me a great deal many of you to help me feel better about myself!
**The greatest tender mercy: The Atonement. Thank you. For everything!