Sunday, July 1, 2012

Back again and feeling the love of my Heavenly Father

We are such sad Bloggers! We never blog it seems and for a blog to be successful and mean something (at least for me) I have to do it at least bi-weekly. I want this blog to be a record of things our family experienced and memories so that when our children grow up they can read these posts and remember the times we had as a family.
So one of the MAIN things that happened in this last year was the final adoption of Karyn and KayLynn. It was one of the best things ever after having worked on it for over two years. The next step was being sealed to them in the Temple. We were blessed to be able to go on a trip to Utah to be with family during Christmas, so we thought what a great time to do a sealing with all of our family there with us. So on December 27th surrounded by family at the Jordan River Temple, we were sealed together for time and all eternity.
We were also blessed to have one of the Sister Missionaries Sister VanSlyke with us. It was an amazing experience but even more awesome with her there. It just helped me to see where I had come from since I had started going to church and how great our Heavenly Father is. He really does know us and blesses us by surrounding us with people who will help us to grow. I am sure it meant a lot to her to see that someone she had taught the lessons to and helped baptize was now being sealed in the Temple.
Jordan River Temple, Utah

What a great feeling of love and happiness it was to be able to know that no matter what, we would be together for all time. I love my girls and I love my husband and I knew from the moment I met him (physically ;) ) that he would be the one I spent my life with here on earth and forevermore. He has been and continues to be a great father and Priesthood holder who helps me lead and guide our family. I am so grateful that Heavenly Father led us to each other and we were blessed to be able to do this together.
I think I will blog about the rest of our time there throughout the week. I need to find some of the photos that were taken while we were there. In the meantime it is Fast Sunday so I would like to bare my testimony.
 I KNOW without a doubt that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the one and only TRUE church. I like the 2000 Stripling Warriors strive to remember what their mother's taught them " if they did not doubt, God would deliver them." Alma Ch 54 v 47. I know that God has delivered me from a life of pain into one of happiness because I did not doubt and I trusted in his plan for me. I know that through him I can be a great mother and if I am faithful and follow his commandments I and choose the right I will return to live with him forevermore. I say this in the name of Jesus Christ Amen.