Thursday, October 16, 2008
Posted by Brownie Mom at 12:03 AM
Monday's are especially hard for our family. It reminds us of the day their dad and my husband left this mortal life. We have many friends (some not in pictures) that invite us to FHE at their house to have fun and try not to remember our tragedy.
I believe what Elder Holland said in his conference talk, "Heaven has never seemed closer than when we see the love of God manifest in those around us through kindness, and devotion of people so good and so pure that the only word to describe them is angelic." He states that "mortals are instruments in the hand of God". These people are those we walk and talk with. They are neighbors, friends, and family. I have truly been blessed by these mortal angels. The service, and love and concern for our family has been endless. We have been surrounded by many who have been willing to lend a hand in any way. I can't begin to list the things that have been done for us. We have been blessed.
We have also been blessed by "heavenly angels", as Elder Holland calls them. There is a saying that says, "Because someone we love is in heaven, we feel heaven in our home." Immortal angels are sent to help us and comfort us. We have felt Steve comfort us and know that he is always near.
I haven't blogged about the funeral yet. I'm not sure when or if I'll be able to. It was a beautiful tribute to Steve.
I have learned a lot in these past 6 weeks. I have seen tender mercies, miracles, and have experienced trials beyond my imagination. However, I do know that sometimes we have to trust in the Lord, we have to be obedient and press forward in faith knowing that we will receive our eternal reward.
Katelyn enjoying mashed potatoes at the Gulbransen's.
The kids in the hot tub at the Ellingson's.
Katelyn enjoying Eden's cooking.
Posted by Brownie Mom at 12:01 AM