Sunday, November 11, 2012


I love Thanksgiving!

I know that I have talked about this before, or at least I think I have. But the reason that I love Thanksgiving so much is because it always reminds me of family. Most of the time when our family gets together it is on Thanksgiving.

My very first Thanksgiving memory was in first grade. We had a Jensen family reunion down in St. George at my Grandmothers home. Since then most of my family gatherings have landed on Thanksgiving. So in my mind Thanksgiving equals family.

What a perfect matching up. The first thing that I am thankful for is my family. I love that they accept me for me yet they let encourage me to fix my failings. I love the fun times we have together. The late nights filled with board and card games, balderdash, scattergories, yahtzee, skipbo, and uno. I love the late gifts that we can never seem to send on time. I love the hikes we go on. I love the random words we say that most of the world still doesn't understand. I love all the bedtime stories we watch. I love while there is a big span with our ages that other people say that we remind them of another sibling. I love that we can be silly together. The main thing that I love is that we love each other and we can always depend on each other. I know that my family will always be there for me and I am so thankful for that.

I am also grateful for temples. It is through temples that someday I can live with my family forever. This is something that I look forward to with all my heart. I love my family so much that I can't wait for that day where I can be with them forever. I love the fact that I can continue to do the things that I love with my family. Hopefully someday that will want that to.

So this month I challenge everyone to continue to have loving bonds with your family or if you don't have those strong bonds then create them. Believe me having a great relationship with my family is the best thing about living on earth and it can be the same with you. Also if you would like to learn how you can be with your family forever read this blog about temples.

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