Monday, May 4, 2009

Families Are Forever...

I think this is a statement that, when being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, we can sometimes just stick in our routine conversation and not think about it too much. And then the Lord sends ways to remind you of it's beautiful and amazing importance. For any of you reading this that are not LDS aka "Mormon" we believe that after we pass away our relationships with our family and our spouses don't end, life doesn't end after this life. We get the opportunity to continue to live and learn and to become more perfected and like our Savior, Jesus Christ. We are married in temples for this exact reason-we are are married for "time and all eternity" rather than "til death do you part." What an amazing gift and blessing that I am truly grateful for!

You may all be wondering, "where did this come from, why is she going on and on about this?" Mike's grandma passed away yesterday, this has been coming for a little bit now but it is still hard to deal with a little. Even with the knowledge that we have that we return to live with our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ we still had a few questions about those who pass away without having been sealed in the temple or aren't members of the church, things we worried about/didn't seem to quite grasp as far as what would happen. Mike found comfort when reading the scriptures and finding the answers that we needed-how grateful we are for the scriptures! We know that she was able to see our Father and Savior and have such a reunion with them-how comforting. I didn't know his Grandma very well but know while she was a feisty woman :) she had so much love for her family! She was a trooper and a fighter. How grateful we are to her for raising an amazing son who found the gospel and blessed this family with more than we could ever imagine. We know that she now has peace and is resting from her pain now and is having the amazing opportunity of being with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ again. We love you Grandma and can't wait to see you and be with you again because "Families ARE Forever!"

9 comments:

SHIRK FAMILY said...

Sorry to hear about Mike's grandma. So grateful for the gospel and the answers it provides.

Kristal said...

Sorry to hear about Mike's grandma. My Great Grandma passed away in January of 08, it was still very hard even though we were expecting her to go for about two years. I am so grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who gives us the tools we need to be with our Families Forever!

GreatHands23 said...

I am sorry to hear of Mike's grandma passing away. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Sending you a big hug, too.

Jen said...

I am so sorry to hear about Mike's Grandma! Hang in there. You guys are in our prayers. Let me know if you need anything. I hope your trip to MO seeing family also helps a bit.We will be thinking of you guys!!

Carolina said...

Our prayers are with you guys! Isn't it amazing to look at the life of such a great person and realize the impact they have had on generations? May we all be such wonderful mothers...

kelleen said...

What would we do without a gospel perspective of knowing what happens after this life? It truly brings such amazing peace. Hope you enjoy your trip and find comfort through visiting with your family in MO. We'll miss you!

Jones Family said...

We are truly blessed! I hope you guys have a fabulous trip! Travel safe.

Louder Family said...

wow, what an inspiring woman you are! I love reading your blog. I dont always leave comments but I always read it! I miss you dearly. Virginia holds such a special place in my heart. Thank you for being wo welcoming to me and being such an inspiration to me:)

Carrie said...

Thank you for your sharing your sweet testimony for everyone to read. You are a great example to me:) Our condolences go out to you and Mike. Hope you guys had a wonderful trip!