Monday, November 17, 2008

5 Months


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.

4 comments:

Marcy M Miller said...

I am to so thankful for the gospel and what we believe, it is so great to know that we can live with our loved ones again after this life.

BlueAdagio said...

Hey Melissa,
Thanks for leaving a message on my blog. I didn't know you had a blog and it was great to read up on your life. I did remember that you were in Houston however. I kept thinking that if we ever got out that way that I'd have to email you or something. Were you guys affected by the hurricane? Monte and I have been out here in Austin since the end of June. We were married on June 17th. And then drove down here from Provo two days later. Fun. Anyhow, so wonderful to hear from you and I am sorry to hear your news about your boy but I loved reading what you wrote. You were always inspiring to talk to. Best wishes my friend.
~Cassandra

Tara said...

I was also touched by that talk - it was the first one I read when the Ensign arrived. It was a beautiful message. I'm glad we have the gospel.

Tilly said...

Yours and Phil's talks last week at Church were so touching. You are a wonderful women of whom I have the deepest admiration for. I look up to you so much. I love you and thsnk you for your thoughts.