Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Temple Trip

Last Friday Robert and I went to the LA Temple to do some sealings. It was our first time doing sealings since our own. It was a beautiful experience bringing a series of husbands and wives together for time and all eternity. The best part about that night was that we were the only couple waiting to do sealings and there was a man there all by himself, so he got to participate with us and we were able to seal a family together. I dont ever want to take the Temple for granted. I don't ever want to break my Temple covenants. That experience of bringing a family together forever was enough to continue stregthening my testimony. Right now is especially hard because my sister and he family has left the gospel and their 2 youngest have not been baptized. I am concerned for them, but they are not my responsibility. I can only pray that they will want to be an eternal family again. My fear is that I wont being seeing some of my family members in the end. I pray I will be proven wrong. If Robert and I ever become parents, I pray that we don't make the mistakes that my siblings have made with their families. I feel they have taken their covenants for granted and have taken their family for granted. They don't remember the purpose of family and eternity and the gospel. Maybe one day they will, I just hope it doesn't take loosing another life for them to see that. Since I don't discuss my concerns with them I have to express it somewhere. So to those who read, thanks for listening. I know the Gospel is true. When I was younger I realized that whether I wanted to believe the gospel or not, it was still going to be true. So I needed to make a descision if I was going to continue to be lazy about my morals and make life harder for myself or if I was going to make a committment to my morals and make my life easier by following Heavenly Father's path. I feel I made the right choice. Thank you to all of you who didn't give up on me.


Shelly said...

Yes, the gospel is a blessing and it is true! You are so brave to share your feelings like this. It's hard when others don't see things the way God intends for them. Someone close to me is facing some health challenges. I suggested that she get a blessing, but her response was basically "thanks, but no thanks" because she doesn't go to our church anymore. Does that matter? She is still God's child. Doesn't she want His blessings? It's frustrating to see our spiritual brothers and sisters suffer. All we can do is our best and continue to show our Heavenly Father how grateful we are for all He does for us.

Missy and Nick said...

I really enjoyed reading your blog Bethany! You're so awesome. Miss you!