Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Have you ever had a moment in your life where you were so grateful for everything you have you weren't sure how to express it. I think of all the things I have, or have been given, or all the times friends or family have done something wonderful for me, or a time where someone has said something that came at the perfect time, or a song in primary that made my spirit sing, or a hug from my kids, or a giggle from my Kody, or a kiss from my husband, or the peace I feel in the temple, or an answer to prayer. I cannot express how grateful I am for everything.

Heavenly Father has been so very present in my life lately. There is nothing really significant that has happened to bring about my thoughts today, but I think that's where the tiny miracles come in. I go through life sometimes on auto pilot. I have so many goals, and so many things I want to accomplish, I have a tendency to forget where blessings come from. I have such an admiration for the family, and friends I have.

My parents have taught me the power of DREAMING. Without a dream you don't have a road to travel, or a goal to go after, and there is no dream that is too big, or too small. It is your dream go for it, it may just become a reality.

Robyn, I love reading your blogs. They are an inspiration, they make motherhood very real, and very comical, something we all need if we are going to get through this raising children business. I love your fitness tips and I'm so glad we share an eternal struggle with sugar. It's nice to know I'm not alone.

Jim, I don't know why I don't talk to you more often. You have inspired me to push through the set backs and to go after what I want. You are one of the most giving and thoughtful people I know. I know I can come to you for anything and you would do it, no questions asked.

Kelly, how you do the things you do is absolutely amazing. If you haven't read Kelly's blog I suggest you take a look. It's quite fascinating, funny, and adventurous. You were ment to be a cop I just know it, and possibly a writer, with a book entitled "The Day and the Life of Your Not So Average Cop."

To everyone I love. Thank you for being in my life! For making it worth living, and for being my inspiration. I want to tell all of you individually how great you are, it would take a while. I am so grateful for the gospel, and for this life. I am so grateful that Heavenly Father has a sense of humor, and that He knows us individually. Life is definitely ment to be enjoyed, not just endured. Was that President Hinckley who said that? I don't know. Here's to the good life:)


  1. That was so sweet Lyenna. It brought tears to my eyes. It is so easy to get caught up in the day to day stuff. All the cleaning, preparing...(the list goes on!) But when you put those things on hold, (yes, it is okay to let the laundy go for a day) to play with your kids or to laugh with your husband, you tend to become a lot more grateful for all the little stuff.

    We too are so grateful for you. We miss you guys lots and always look forward to our next visit! Love you!

  2. Lyenna! I'm sorry I've been sort of MIA in the blogging world lately. I love YOUR blog, too. Everytime I see your dad, he says, "You remind me so much of Lyenna." I do love that we're so much alike! Too bad we're not neighbors...I could use some of your hardcore motivation on a daily basis!

    I just started reading Kelly's blog...he is so funny. I can't believe he's a cop! And a good one!

    Thanks for such a sweet post!

    As for tendinitis, I don't know too much about it. I do know that injuries to tendons heal a lot more slowly than muscles, or ligaments. Until it heals, you should probably stick with lower impact workouts (cycle or swim instead of run ). Have you seen a doctor? I hate knee stuff...my knees always seem to be the first to get injured!

    Sorry for the long comment...just one more thing...are you interested in promoting your beach body thing on my fitness blog? Let me know...maybe you could write a guest post about your experience with P90X or something. Let me know...e-mail me if you're interested (robyngadd@gmail.com).

    Love ya!