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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Rest

So many emotions are running through my body right now. Sadness, relief, lost, irate, fear...and it goes on. How can one person feel this many emotions in one body? It has now come time for me to face the fact of life. It's normal for human beings to grow old, then pass away. Nothing abnormal about that. But when it hits home, that changes quite a few things. As you know my grandma has been in the hospital for quite some time now. Well today I got a call from my mom telling me that things have turned for the worse and that the family has prayed about it and have decided to take grandma off life support. It's a hard, very hard thing to do, but we just don't want her to suffer anymore. I wish I could just sit down with her and have our good ol' talks like we used to; but I know that's not going to happen anymore. A feeling of sadness fills my head. But then I remember the wonderful plan of salvation! Death is not the end. It is just another step for us to reach our Heavenly Father. How grateful I am for the knowledge that I have that I will be able to see grandma in Heaven again and that she will remember me, and to also know that she wont have to suffer anymore. I couldn't imagine what life would be without that knowledge. It's times like these where I know that without a doubt that this church is true. Even with as sad tidings as this, my testimony has grown even stronger. It's funny how things like that can make your testimony grow. I opened my scriptures for some guidance and I turned to Enos 1:27; it states:

"And I soon go to the place of my rest, which is with my Redeemer; for I know that in him I shall rest. And I rejoice in the day when my mortal shall put on immortality, and shall stand before him; then shall I see his face with pleasure, and he will say unto me: Come unto me, ye blessed, there is a place prepared for you in the mansions of my Father. Amen."

Feelings of sadness immediately left after I read this scripture and was replaced with feelings of hope and love. My grandma lived a wonderful life and left behind an amazing legacy. Over 100 grandchildren and a couple of great grandchildren will always remember her and how she sought out the best in everyone and everything. Love you grandma!

1 comment:

Crosland's said...

Heather, I am sad to hear about your sweet Grandma. We love you and are thinking about you. Kimber