Friday, September 18, 2009

My Eternal Family

One year ago, we took our last family pictures. I love going back and looking at all the beautiful faces of my children, knowing that we will be back together like this someday. These pictures are taken in front of the Logan, LDS Temple. We believe that if we are married or sealed together there, that we will be together in the next life to come, FOREVER. That's what makes these pictures even more special. It is a constant reminder in our home as we look at our family, we see the Temple. What a blessing of peace.
Fall is coming whether or not I like it. I have been trying to come to peace with the changing of the seasons. I even went out looking for something decrative to put up to celebrate the changes, but it still just brings back all the tension and feelings I had a year ago as I had to prepare myself, my children and especially Marcus, for what was to come.
Now, John is a home teacher to an older couple in our ward, and she was just diagnosed with cancer and sent home on hospice. They only give her about a month, so of course, it breaks my heart. I hope and pray that they can have the peace from God that we felt back then. Life is unpredictable, and you never know when or what the Lord has planned for us.

1 comment:

Nancy said...

I love all those photos. I wish we had a temple close enough to us so we could take similar pictures. I keep thinking that we had better hurry and have our family photos done before it's too late. That's what we did 5 years ago. I can't believe it's been 5 years already... although sometimes it feels like an eternity since Jess was in hospice... as much as she suffers these days.

I am so glad that you have those photos. I'm sure they are a great comfort to you and your family. They are a comfort to me! Thanks for sharing them again.

Love ya!