With a quick sideways glance,"I'm writing down my feelings". So matter of fact. So serious. She continues to make small scribbles on her page. After a few minutes Aubrie reads to me her thoughts she has so carefully written down. This is her dictation to me: "Ysa is in our family now. We love you very very much. Please bless Ysa in our family. We didn't want Aunt Merin to die. Thank you she is in our hearts. We love her very much. Please bless Mom to feel better soon. We didn't want Uncle Mike to die. They were always so nice to us. And thank you we are at sacrament, and thank you we are at Church. Thank you Uncle Jonathon can come to church with us."
I feel much the same as this sweet little four year old. I too miss Merin and didn't want her to leave us so soon. However, I too feel there is a lot to be thankful for. I am so blessed with a strong and loving family. I am thankful for the gospel of Jesus Christ and the strength and comfort it brings me. This Thanksgiving the table was not as full as we are accustomed to, it was a little quieter, but in those quieter moments we can reflect on our blessing. There are still so many to be thankful for.