Last night Chase & I were reading our scriptures. We came across the saying "great is my joy". How many times do we come across that term, but don't really think about it. Last night it really stuck out to me. I started to think great is my joy, but why? I feel like I have so much joy in my life. I have alway been a happy person (at least I have been told that and I feel like I have). These last 2 years I feel like my joy have grown so much that I never imagined. So after the thought of last night I thought It would be nice to list what brings me joy. So not in any order here is my great is my joy list!
Chase is my joy- Chase and I met June 1, 2009. Since then there have been very few days where we have not seen each other and I can't think of a day that we didn't talk or text (oh the world we live in...). I am so grateful for that. I NEED HIM! I don't think he realizes that. He is such a strength to me and a awesome example to me. I love the time I get to spend with him. The conversations we have are so special to me. the times where we just sit and talk are some of our funnest time. He is my best friend! I love him so much and he brings me great joy!
(this is going to be more difficult than I thought. I'm getting teary eyed...)
Ryder is my joy- so in case you didn't know, I gave birth to our baby boy February 1, 2011. He has been a great blessing to us. From the first time I saw him I have a hard time looking away. He is such a joy to be around. He is the best boy I could ask for. It is amazing how much pride grows over such a short time. Well the good kind of pride. My & Chase have to be the proudest parents. How many parents do you know will applaud and cheer and Good Job when their baby burps or ever toots? The first time Ryder rolled over when I was expecting it he started crying because I cheered too loud and it startled him. I love him so much and each day grows stronger and stronger!
Ryder's smile is my joy- Ryder's smile makes my heart melt. It is the sweetest thing! He makes everyone else smile. I hope he keeps this trait.
Being an Eternal Family is my joy- Chase & I were sealed together October 30, 2009 in the Mesa, AZ Temple. It was one of the happiest days of my life. I am so grateful that we belong to a Church that believes in life after death and marriage and family too. Family is so important to me and I am so glad I don't have to give that up after this life. One of my good friends got married civilly. It was one of the saddest things to hear "til death do you part." I am so glad that me and Chase lived worthily that we could start our Eternal family the right way. Now as our family grows we know that no matter what we will be with each other forever!
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is my joy- I know a lot of people think that being Mormon brings you down. It doesn't let you do anything you want. Being "Mormon" has given me everything I want. I have the Spirit to guide me each and everyday. I have been blessed with a wonderful family and as it grows it just gets more exciting. I was blessed to meet and Marry Chase and now we have Ryder and hopefully many more kids to come:) everything I love in my life was given to me through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am so grateful for the strong testimony that I have and have never questioned the truthfulness .
Being a stay at home mommy is my joy- Growing up I never imagined I would have the opportunity to be a stay at home mom. I thought only the rich families were able to. Luckily I married a man who strongly believes in having his wife home to take care of the kids. I am so blessed that Chase is willing to make the sacrifice that I am able to stay home and take care of Ryder. This is the greatest thing that I have been able to do. I know that our family will be blessed because of it. I am so glad that I will be there for every little milestone Ryder goes through. I love it!
Family is my joy- Before I got Married I loved being a Packer! I thought I had the best family in the world and I thought I would be sad to have to change my name. Now I love being a Gibson! Not only do I get my Packer family, but I have a whole other Gibson family that I get to love. I am so glad that I have a wonderful Big family that I can count on for anything!
Friends are my joy- Well I already have talked about my closest friends so I'm going to talk about non-related friends. I love you! I am so grateful to have you in my life and for the example you have been to me. Sometimes I try to think where my life would be if it weren't for the friends I had and I stop because I don't think it does any good! Thank you for caring about me and my family.
Chocolate is my joy- I know this is somewhat of a serious post, but I have to pay tribute to chocolate! I love you! Please be good to me!
Great is my joy!!!
I'm going to stop here, Ryder is getting antsy!
I recommend everyone giving something like this a try. It was nice to do.