You knew this post was coming right?
I'll make it quick.

Today I have been thinking a lot about how my parents 
were married for time and eternity in a Holy Temple

Because they were not just married, but sealed, I was born under 
the covenant they made with each other and with our Heavenly Father.

As a result of that marriage I enjoyed time...
21 years of it, with basically perfect parents....
and 28 and counting with a nearly perfect father. 

As a result of that covenant I look forward to eternity.
Because of the covenants made that day
I am blessed to have perfect parents, 
my perfect parents, for eternity. 
I can't think of one truth that means more to me
than the knowledge that families are forever. 
Death has not released mom from her calling to be my mom. 
She exists and will continue to exist as she always has.
As my mother and friend. 

1 comment:

  1. Hey Annie- I just thought of this from a lesson I taught in Relief Society last week. An Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore wrote, “Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.” I stole it from a talk by Elder Bruce C. Hafen titled, "Your Longing for Family Joy." I would recommend the whole talk. Seriously. I am glad that families are forever and eternal, too.