Saturday, March 27, 2010

I am Back

Its been so crazy that past few weeks, so I apologize for not posting sooner. My sister Jill has been in the hospital for over two weeks now, she has double pneumonia and a rare disease called Lemierres Syndrom. I have been spending alot of my time at the hospital being with her. She loves to have company, and when someone leaves, and you know she wishes they could stay, it just breaks your heart. Now however, we know that she will be heading home soon. The chest tubes are out, she is walking around and finally after two weeks has a appetite so they took the feeding tube out last night. (Boy is that a long tube) LOL She is pretty disappointed she won't be able to go to Mexico,  a trip that she had planned with a friend. Good news is she will be able to finish the semester since her professors are willing to work with her at Utah State. At times like these, it important to remember the important things in life and hold dear to them. Life is so precious, and so short at times. We had a scare, that when she was first admitted to the hospital, the doctors thought she might have Lukemia, and when I heard that I was more scared than ever, because I realized how much I loved my sister and how special and dear she is to me, and to many around her, and how many lives she has blessed!! We are so blessed to have the Gospel, and the people around us that love and care for us and each other. We should never forget how important our time her on earth is, and to hold dear to every moment that passes and make the best of it!!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Reverance is the key

Yesterday I had the opportunity to go and hear my mother give a talk in Sacrament Meeting. The topic that she was given was Reverance, and I am so grateful and blessed that I call her mother, she has been such a blessing in my life and so in tune with the spirit.

Here are some things that really struck home to me and that I want to share with you now

The temples and ordinances are a prime example of reverance, and the spirit of it that must be present. The Holy Spirit will become our constant companion as we have the Spirit of Reverance in our lives. Its a love of the deepest love we feel for our Heavenly Father and our Savior. Reverance is a attitude of the deepest respect and love of God and our Savior, Jesus Christ. Reverance is a attitude of the deepest respect and love of God and the Savior.  As we develop Reverence, we can better our lives and pattern them after our Savior, Jesus Christ. We must praise, revere and worship our Heavenly Father. Another way to learn Reverence is by the example of others. My mom shared this powerful story with us: ' Right before my father passed away, all of us, my husband and children, decided one Sunday to go and visit them for the day, and so we did, and it was a amazing visit, my father talked to each of his grandchildren about what was going on in their lives, and then he asked me to talk at his funeral, and at first I said 'no, your my father I can't do that', but he persisted until I said Yes, so I did, later we left them and headed home, and fifteen minutes later he passed away. At the viewing I had such a hard time and not knowing if I could still be able to speak at his funeral. As I went up to the podium to speak I could feel him right beside me with his arms around me and I knew everything would be alright and that he loves me' This is a powerful testament of the power and feeling of Reverance we may feel when someone we know and love passes away.