I love this quote by Jeffrey R. Holland and the image is beautiful. I also believe “that the day will come when loved ones whom we knew to have disabilities in mortality will stand before us glorified and grand, breathtakingly perfect in body and mind.” I appreciate the hope, comfort and joy this statement brings. I look forward in faith to that day.
Tomorrow, November 12th, is Mark’s birthday and as I searched the internet looking for something which describes and honors him, I came up with these three things he does daily to make his life and mine wonderful.
1) Have a sense of humor.
Mark has a great sense of humor, which makes living with him both enjoyable and entertaining. He makes me laugh in stressful times. No matter where we are he knows how to put strangers at ease with humor. When we left the hospital Friday, two nurses said, “I’m sure going to miss you here. You made me laugh and brought joy to my day.” He was going through a difficult, two day preparation before a colonoscopy, but still made the nurses laugh.
2) Never quit on what you want to achieve.
Mark is a winner because he never quits. He keeps working on and believing in his abilities. His perseverance is an inspiration to all who know him. He works hard at everything he does and when he doesn’t accomplish what he’d hoped to, he works at not letting it get him down. I’m proud of his determination and positive attitude. I consider myself a winner also because I’m married to him.
3) Choose to be happy.
Mark definitely chooses to be happy. He has good reason to be sad and disappointed in life, but he chooses not to be. He forgives and forgets thoughtless comments. He’s never demanding and always appreciative of all that he has. He’s a joy to take care of because he has such a grateful heart, which makes it all worthwhile.
For fun pictures of Mark in his youth click here.
What makes your life wonderful? I’d love to hear your ways.
I hope you have a great day which leads to a wonderful life!
Our daughter Katie was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer and had her surgery yesterday. All went well and I’m so grateful for wonderful doctors, nurses and The Huntsman Cancer Institute for wonderful care. Most of all I’m thankful for my son-in-law who takes great care of Katie. Eleven years ago when Eldin told us he wanted to marry her, Mark said, “you know I call her princess and she is one.” He agreed and treats her as such. It’s rewarding to watch young love flourish.