Friday, November 29, 2013

You Can Never Get Enough Of What You Don't Need


Someone once said, "Katherine, you can never get enough of what you don't need."  I have thought about that over and over again throughout my life.  It is true!  We have an insatiable appetite for things; clothes, electronics, adventures, getting ahead in life.  Not that any of that is bad.  Reaching helps us to move forward in life.  It helps us to improve.

However, my thoughts have been about giving thanks for the abundance that we do have in our lives.  I have especially been made aware of the abundance we have while we have been here in the Dominican Republic. But what is amazing to me, is the gratitude these people have for the things that are most important to them; their families and their God.  

Here are some of the things we are grateful for. . .our nine children.  You may wonder why we had nine children.  We had nine because there are nine letters in Fagersten.  That way each child could hold a letter and there would be no arguments.
Now, if I can only get them to learn how to spell. . .

Now that's better

Grateful for family reunions and for my Mom who started all of this:-)

Grateful for our beautiful 20 grandchildren

Grateful we can still have fun!

Grateful that Taylor Kilgore Fagersten joined our family!

Grateful we want to get together as often as possible

Grateful for family love

Grateful for all of our wonderful sons-in-law
Norm, Lars, Shawn, Brett and Matt!

Grateful for the Nauvoo Temple

Grateful for our La Vega Missionaries

Grateful for the opportunity to serve a mission and
for all we are learning.  Grateful for the strengthening of our love
for one another, the people in the Dominican Republic and for
the opportunity to witness how the Lord is mindful of all of His
children and how His hand is in all of our lives.

We are grateful for all of our family and friends throughout the world with whom we have built many years of love and friendship.  Thank you for all of your prayers, kindness, help and support to our family over the years.  We now have the opportunity to pay back a little of the many acts of service that were given to our family over the years.  We are grateful for the Savior whose life was an example of love and service to all.

"And behold I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the
service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God."  Mosiah 2:17

1 comment:

  1. What a joy filled post. So grateful for you and your family. Miss you! <3