January 19, 2011

A Moment To Be Thankful

Last night two of my neighbors suffered ultimate tragedy and loss. The moment I heard about it my heart just shattered in peices for both families.
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I am the first to say that I don't deal well with loss or tragedy. I was up late in the night and early in the morning just agonizing over the sadness of the whole situation.
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I talked my husband's ear off about it. I laid there trying to sleep, unable to get my thoughts to subside.
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Then I finally turned to my Heavenly Father. I pleaded with him to allow these families to find even an ounce of comfort today and for the long hard days, weeks, months and years to come. I prayed for those around them to feel comfort and know that Heavenly Father is in control.
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It is times like this that I am so very grateful for the knowledge of the gospel. I am ultra thankful that both families have the same knowledge. There are so many hard things that we are faced with here during our earth life. Each trial we encounter seems so hard, and yet our Father in Heaven is aware of what we can handle. I personally have felt pushed over the edge several times, but only then have I seen true and ultimate growth.
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I am grateful for my testimony. I am grateful for good parents who shared their knowlege with me, and encouraged me to find out for myself. I am thankful for priesthood blessings that can comfort when nothing else seems to help.
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My heart is still broken for these poor families, but I hope that their relationship with their Savior is able to help them and get them through day by day. My prayers are with them.


Nelson family said...

I received a phone call about it at 7:00 this morning. I figured it wasn't good news having a phone call that early. What a hard time for both families. I cannot fathom the grief they must be facing--on both ends. I too am grateful for the gospel and the plan of salvation. Though it doesn't solve the problems, it lets us know there is a plan and our families can be together forever. What a hard time for the entire community. I heard one person explain it as being a nightmare. I believe it will be as people try to understand at all. Thankful for temples too. I know there we can receive the peace we need. Hope you can get some sleep sweet girl!

michelle said...

I don't even know them, except from school, and I have been thinking about those two poor families all day too. I don't know how people make it without the gospel. Hope you sleep better.