Sunday, December 11, 2011

Facebook Post This Evening and My Testimony of Pioneers and My Family Legacy!

Funnies for today: Ladybug put her underwear on over her jammie pants (which were on over her pull-up) and wore them like that for an hour or two. Luv Bug wanted to know how many months she's been alive, so we sat down to have an impromptu math lesson (the best kind of math lesson in my opinion.) I asked her if she knew how to skip count and she said "Yep! I can skip count by ones!" LOL :0) And all of the children said their favorite part of 17 Miracles was when Albert said "If you see a wolf walkin' around with one eye...that's the one I got!" LOL I loved snuggling with Wiggle as we watched, and I loved that Cuddle Bug said he was a hard worker when he sorted out his own laundry to fold! I loved sweet smelling hugs from my Snug-a-Bug! Oh that Heavenly Father will help them not to grow up too fast, so that I can relish the joys they bring to me as their mother! Oh how I LOVED the movie 17 Miracles! I cried and cried through the whole thing and just sat and watched in awe at the trials and hardships that these amazing Saints of God endured for me! I am so proud of and honored by my pioneer heritage. I have such a desire to help them all receive their temple blessings! That is going to be my New Years Resolution. I want to go to the Temple at least once a month next year! (Twice a month or more would be awesome!) I am so grateful to live in a day when technology allows us to walk in the shoes of those who have gone before us, via the making of wonderful productions such as this movie! The beautiful music and wonderful acting were truly sanctified by our Heavenly Father, for the strengthening and uplifting of our testimonies! As I watched this movie, I just wanted to get to the temple and make sure that all those who are still waiting to receive their own temple endowment and other temple ordinances, get that opportunity. I was especially touched by the sweet couple who never married, but who were waiting to be sealed together in the temple when they reached Zion. He never made it there. He died on the trail and she had him buried in a tree so the wolves wouldn't get him. But President James E. Faust had them sealed to one another in something like 1987. Such a special story! I wonder how many other couples there were with similar circumstances. How blessed I feel, to be living the life I am living. My life is hard. Each of our lives are filled with trials, difficulties and challenges. I am learning to be grateful for each trial. I know that blessings await us not only after the trials but often times in the midst of them. I hope that I can leave a legacy of faith for my children and my children's children and all of my posterity. I hope that through my imperfect example, I can somehow impart to them all, my unwavering love for the gospel of Jesus Christ and for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints! I want my husband to know of my undying love for him! He truly is my Eternal Companion! We have the beautiful family that we have, because it is our Heavenly Father's will that we be together for eternity. How blessed I am to have each of my children and to be sealed to their father and each of them, as a Celestial family for eternity. I cannot wait to meet these brave and faithful pioneers who sacrificed their all for the building of the Kingdom of God!

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