Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Families Can Be Together Forever



I learned this song as a child many years ago and has been a favorite. Now this message is what I hold on to daily. It has become a focus in my life. The Lord wants us to be happy in this life, as well as the next. This is why He has promised us eternal life with those we love the most, our families. It is not an automatic given, this Promise he made, there are certain requirements to this. We have to work for it. We have to live as He would have us live. Loving, sharing, caring, serving, living as our Savior did.

I have been in some dark places as of late and I know that light and darkness cannot reside in the same place. I have had many messages given to me stating I need to let the light in and turn toward the future, to the day when I will have all my boys with me again. That means I have a lot of work to do to get there. I have boys to raise, to make sure they will be with me as well, and an amazing husband to take me through it all.
Doctrine and Covenants 14:7 "And if you keep my commnadments and endure to the end you shall have eternal life, which gift is the greatest of all the gifts of God."

4 comments:

Nancy said...

Thank you for sharing that message, Karen. I had a rough day trying to get Austin to feel better about the future and then Brandon had a rough day so I tried to comfort him. I spent some time in Jessica's room - which I've been avoiding - and it helped... a little. Finally after I sent the boys to bed I came here and watched the video. Of course tears welled up in my eyes... and as soon as it was over Brandon was at my craft room door with tears in his eyes asking me if I was the one who had played that song. He heard the song start just as he was finishing his prayer. He wanted to watch it with me so I replayed it. We hugged and cried and talked about how much we love the gospel.

I want to live with my daughter again just as you want to live with your son... but I also want to be with you, my amazing sister, through all eternity. We can do this thing... this difficult thing... enduring, loving, sharing, teaching, yearning, wonderful life thing until we're with our children again - all our children.

S go ahead and let the light in. I will if you will! ;)

Love you so much!

Nancy said...

ps, I'd like to read what you write sometime if that's ok. You are a good authoress. LOL

Anonymous said...

Karen I cannot imagine what you or Nancy are going through. I know when my son got hurt, it was a difficult time. We also have to cling to our Lord and listen to him for He is all knowing and will get us through the very bad times. I pray for you and Nancy to get out of this place your are both in, and pray that you will very soon see what life still has to offer you both here on earth, your husbands, your wonderful children, and whatever it is you can find some joy in.
When my father passed his memory card said:
Miss me a little... but not too long and not with your head bowed low. Remember the love that was once shared, Miss me... but let me go.
For this is a journey we all must take, and each must go alone. It's all part of the Master's Plan, a step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick of heart, go to the friends we know, and bury your sorrow in good deeds. Miss me... but let me go. It's not an easy thing to do, and I pray for peace of heart for you soon. Sandy

Marigold said...

very sorry to hear about your son, my dad passed on when i was 14 and it was immensely difficult, i can imagine what you are going through.