Thursday, June 11, 2009

Remembering a beautiful day.

Among all these days that have brought on so many emotions.... the band banquet, Graduation, and Marcus' Birthday this Sunday... here lies the date of June 11th. On this day back in 1992, Marcus was approaching his first birthday, John and I had been preparing for a while to go to the Temple so that the 3 of us could be sealed and this was the date we chose. In our faith, we believe that being married or sealed together in the Temple by those holding the proper Priesthood, that we will be together not just here on earth, but for all time and eternity. This day means so much more to me today than it ever did.
I remember kneeling at the altar looking at my sweet John, both of us dressed in white and the mirrors behind him that reflected on like forever. The words "for all time and eternity" sent a warmth through my body and spirit that I can't explain. It was so beautiful to hear the words that we would finally be together FOREVER. I didn't think it could get any better, until they brought in little Marcus, dressed in a beautiful white outfit and sleeping as though he were in heaven. My Mom took him in her arms and knelt by us. As they put his little hand on mine and John's, I felt the burning in my chest and a joy that I cannot describe. I can honestly say that I have never felt that kind of love, peace and joy in my entire life than at that moment. I know that Angels were there and that God was promising me that no matter what happened to any of us, we would be together... forever. I knew it in my heart and in the deepest part of my Soul. That day lives on in my heart, and is even stronger today. What a promise! I know without a doubt that we will live together in the next life... forever and ever. John will be my husband forever and if I chose to live worthily, Marcus will be mine forever as will Aaron, Noah Jackson and my little one I lost in between.

7 comments:

Jeff's Wife! said...

Okay, I'm sobbing. That was so sweet. What a wonderful experience your sealing was. Little did you know then just HOW important that was going to be!

Anonymous said...

Karen:
This is such a touching and beautiful entry in your blog. Thanks for sharing with us!! BRings tears to my eyes.
Becca

Anonymous said...

It was a moment that I'll never forget either. It was great! I couldn't ever figure out why Marcus slept so long in the middle of the day. It was like he was enjoying it too. I know too that we'll all be together again someday.

Anonymous said...

Karen what you wrote came from your heart and whatever tomorrow brings, you know for certain that all will be well in heaven. Keep that with you always and you will always have strength to see each day through. Sandy

Marie said...

what a beautiful post! Love you!

Nancy said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful testimony. I remember that day too and it was wonderful when you and John were sealed but when Marcus was sealed to the both of you I started sobbing (and trying not to make too much noise!). I was thinking of the wonderful promise of being a family together forever and how I was thankful that my Jessica was sealed to me, too. Can you believe that we knew way back then that Jessica would not "survive" her heart disease?

And how wonderful that Mom and Dad are sealed and you will have to put up with me forever and ever and ever and ever..... ;-)

Love ya sis!

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