Friday, February 6, 2009

We Need Each Other!

Thanks to all of you who left me birthday wishes here, on Facebook, or my email. It meant so very much to me! You helped make it the best birthday ever. There is something about facing the possibility of death, coming through it, and then celebrating your birth so soon afterward that makes that celebration more momentous.

One of the things that made it so meaningful is that through all this experience with Grizelda I have REALLY come to realize how much we mean to each other. The Savior’s words that we should be one with each other and with Him are not just nice advice. There is something about bonding with one another, caring about one another, sharing life’s experiences with one another, and rejoicing with one another that is essential to happy living here and Eternal living hereafter. We influence each other much more that we realize. A simple few kind words can change the course of someone else’s bad day. A smile, a hug, a heartfelt greeting can lift and encourage. And usually we don’t even know that we’ve done it!

So thanks again! It was the very best of birthdays. And I’m grateful I was here for it.

picture from: http://www.allposters.com/

7 comments:

Wendi said...

I'm so happy to hear that you had a good birthday. And I'm especially happy that you made it through your experience with Grizelda. Thanks again for all you've done to influence my life through your blog. :) I'm still planning to come tomorrow--we'll just have to see how I'm feeling in the morning. (Hope! Hope! Hope!) :)

Sherrie Mills Johnson said...

Wendi, I hope you can make it, too!

Barb Elder said...

Happy Birthday. I love reading your blog. I couldn't agree more. We need each other.

Sherrie Mills Johnson said...

Barb, Thank you! And thanks for being the kind of person who reaches out to be one with others!

Wendi said...

It was such a great experience to come today! Your talk was really inspiring--and so was the music. I was thankful to have the opportunity to hug you and talk to you in real life. :) You looked beautiful in your fancy black hat and dangly ear rings. I felt like it was a miracle that I could come and stay for the entire time. I'm thankful for the effect of modern medicine and especially the Atonement in my life that made it possible. :)

SMJ said...

Wendi, I'm so glad you could make it today. Aren't miracles wonderful!!! I hope things continue to go well for you! xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry I missed your birthday! :(
Love
Aimee