Monday, November 17, 2008
Today Scott would have turned 5 months old. When I think of the time that has passed, it seems like forever since I was holding my sweet boy, but I still can't believe it was five months already. Not a day goes by that we do not think of him, and think of him.
I was reading a talk from conference by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf titled The Infinite Power of Hope. As I was reading this talk I kept thinking of my experience with Scott. I came across this paragraph, "The things we hope in sustain us during our daily walk. They uphold us through trials, temptations, and sorrow. Everyone has experienced discouragement and difficulty. Indeed, there are times when the darkness may seem unbearable. It is in these times that the divine principles of the restored gospel we hope in can uphold us and carry us until, once again, we walk in the light."
What amazing counsel this is to me. It gives so much hope that through the gospel, and the things we stand for and believe in, the darkness, or in my case sorrow will be a lighter. I know that living the gospel does sustain me during my daily walk in all my experiences, but especially at this time giving me hope that I will see Scott again. To live a little better each day and closer to my Savior so that one day I can be with my family again. What joy the Lord promises us if we but live the gospel giving a small piece of ourselves, and our time to Him.
I Have much to be thankful for.
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