All this leads me to say that I am so thankful for the good things we have going. Namely our two healthy, wonderful children and Ben and Liz' safety in the snowbank crash [and a house to live in and a car to drive and food to eat that in turn helps me feed my baby...]. It could be so much worse, thinking about the trials others go through. The big homeless population here in Salt Lake who endure colder than I did, the children in the World Vision news we receive, the loss of a college friend of Ben's newborn son. Really we are so blessed and I am so thankful for what we've been given. I didn't start out this post to write this - I was going to post the video I just took of sweetie Edie cooing to me from her bouncy chair [she's starting to complain now...]. Anyway, look to the "good words" to the right of the blog - those are the words that should constantly be in my heart and on my lips!
*You might be inclined to think that life's difficulties and tragedies are evidence of the lack of God's goodness, or even His nonexistence - I was touched and encouraged by Dan's thoughts after his son's death.