If Christ never wanted us to experience sorrow He wouldn't have counseled us to "mourn with those that mourn" and "comfort those that stand in need of comfort". We are sometimes meant to grieve, and that process doesn't have a Universal timeline or a definite ending.
Today is my parents' 25th wedding anniversary. TWENTY FIVE YEARS of the best marriage I've ever witnessed. The most adorable, giddy, happy, selfless, in-love couple I know officially sealed the deal (literally), 25 years ago. I'm so glad that as one of their six lucky children I've not only had the privilege of being raised…
It's my reminder to keep moving forward, trusting God, even when I can't see the whole picture. It's my reminder to keep my focus upward and outward.
I learned that if we focus outward (toward others) and upward (toward God), everything hard that we think is going on inward will take care of itself, and we will be able to move forward.
In response to the LDS Church policy changes in November 2015
To my "How ya doing?" texters, my "Call me any time" ers, my favorite flower pickers, and my cookie dough providers, to my spoonful of sugar lenders, And my over backwards benders, to my prayer sayers, and my blessing givers, to my kind note writers, my shoulder to cry on offerers, to my listeners and my…
How could He ask me to give up everything I loved, without even giving me an explanation as to "why"?