Latter-day Saint Life

How late-night “comfort cobbler” helped 1 woman find gratitude amidst her family’s COVID cases


Heaven never seems closer than when we see the love of God manifested in the kindness and devotion of people so good and so pure that “angelic” is the only word that comes to mind.

I have a pair of glasses that sit on my desk to remind me to be grateful. I call them my gratitude glasses. There’s no need to put them on. Simply seeing them there reminds me to look at life from a perspective of gratitude no matter the circumstances.

Recently my family went through a very difficult time, and as I’ve looked through the lens of my gratitude glasses, I’ve been able to see the incredible blessings and tender mercies that the Lord has given to us.

It all started with COVID hitting everyone in our home. This included myself, my husband, my mother-in-law, my father-in-law, and my brother-in-law with special needs. We didn’t share this news with many people. We didn’t want them to worry, and we didn’t think we needed any help. We thought we were strong enough to carry this burden on our own.

We had no idea that the burden would become bigger than we imagined and that the Lord would send people into our lives to help us carry it. We would need to put away our pride and be willing to receive the Christlike love and kindness that was about to come flooding our way.

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