Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Feeling blessed

Growing up I never appreciated or even thought that I could feel such love towards my family like this. After my parents divorced I thought that my life was doomed as was my family. I didn't think that my family could ever be a family. I was wrong. My family isn't together technically but recently I've learned that, with my circumstance, that's not really what's important. The point is that my family, no matter where we are, is still my family.
I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I was taught that families can be eternal. I was also taught that there are three degrees of glory, the celestial kingdom being the highest. In order to get there one must live as Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have asked us to live through His prophets and through the scriptures. The highest degree in this kingdom is where the families are. I never dreamed that I could possibly be a part of that because of my special family. Recently I have come to the knowledge that I can.
I went to tell my little sister something late at night. It ended up becoming a three hour conversation. I realized how much I loved her. Then I began thinking. I can't imagine this life or the next life or any other life without her. I realized that night how much I really love her. Then after my mom, my little sister, and I read from the scriptures and said our prayers I went into my mom's room to spend time with her. We read a story like we did the night before. What was different was my little sister wasn't there this time so I was able to spend some time with my mom. While we were reading I could really feel the love my mom has for me. I can't picture eternal life without her. My family isn't normal, some might say we're special. I say that the thing that makes us special is the fact that we love each other no matter what. I love how much love there is in my family, my special family. I can honestly say that I am very grateful for my Savior and for Him putting us together. I have learned so much from them but the thing that I'm most grateful for is the love that I feel when I am around them. I know that Jesus is the Christ and that He loves each of us. I know that He knows what He is doing though at times it doesn't seem that way. I also know that if anyone will put their trust in Him He will perform miracles in their lives sometimes not as expected.