Thursday, November 8, 2012

Believing





























Today is a very sad day for my best friend.

Seth's younger sister, Megan, returned home to Heaven 2 years ago. Today.

I wrote about it a while ago here.

On this very bitter-sweet Thursday, I am so especially grateful to know that we are eternal beings and that we can be together forever.

Just the other day I received a really sweet email from a dear friend of mine. She was questioning about the eternal perspective and what it all means in her life now and what it will mean in her life moving forward. Without going into too much detail of her personal situation and without getting into too much detail of my religious beliefs on such a public space, I wanted to share a few of my thoughts with her (and all of you):

I believe in eternity.

I believe that our time here is part of a much grander plan than even we can comprehend.

I believe that families are eternal.

I believe that there is life after death.

I believe that we are ALL children of a loving and caring and most devoted Heavenly Father.

I believe in the powers of sacred sealing ordinances that make it all possible.

For those who are free from any complications (in your marriages, with your children, or in your families) that somehow affect your eternal perspective... again, I remind you to be very grateful, for that is a most cherished blessing.

For those who don't have the most ideal circumstances when it comes to an eternal perspective (ie divorce with children, death, differing religious beliefs, etc.) here's what I've come to conclude (and this is just my personal opinion on the matter):

As well as believing in all the things I listed above, I also believe that everything will work out.  I'm not sure how it will all come to play, but I have come to know that it will work out- it has to!

There are so many times I've laid in bed at night wondering what will happen to my Little Dude when I get remarried (and then sealed) to Seth. I've asked so many questions, I've thought of everything humanly possible, I've cried my eyes out, I've felt hope, I've felt confusion and I've wasted a lot of time on the unknown... but I always come back to the simple whispering truth that "Everything is going to be okay. Heavenly Father loves me. He loves Little Dude. He is aware of my feelings and concerns and hopes and dreams. He knows my heart. He will ensure that everything will be okay."

Even though I can't always define it... even though I can't always piece it together perfectly... even though it doesn't always make sense... and even though this isn't what I imagined... my faith is bright and I believe.

I believe that God loves me and Little Dude and that everything will work out.

I believe that God loves you and that everything will work out in your lives, too.

I believe that Seth's sister, Megan, lives on.

And I believe that life is SO good.

So on this very beautiful November day, please take a moment to 'believe'. Your beliefs don't have to match mine, just reach within your heart and find what matters most to you... and then... believe in it.


**If you are unsure of what I cam talking about and care to learn more about why I believe what I do, you can read more here.

11 comments:

  1. Wishing you lots of love today and for Seth.

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  2. Beautiful Jacy. Love you guys and thinking of you and Seth today.

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  3. I was divorced and remarried, sealing canceled and then sealed to my current husband. I was told by the temple president that my children were still sealed to me even though I am sealed to a new husband. Hope this helps.

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    1. Hi Kristin! THANKS for this... my Bishop and Stake Pres have reiterated the same to me... but.. there is still this lingering feeling of 'how will it work out that way when my son is both mine and my ex's and we have both remarried and moved on?"

      And so, I believe that it will all work out... ;)

      So glad you have found happiness... and I'm so glad you found my blog! It's always so great to meet other women who have been there done that. Glad to have you here! If you're not already, add yourself as a follower!

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  4. beautiful words to start off my day. thank you.

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  5. It's nice to know that I don't have to figure everything out here. A lot of days I get by knowing that the Lord knows what He is doing and I dont have to worry about it. It will all work out in the end.

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  6. Thank you for writing this, J. Sending love to you and Seth today. <3

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  7. You've been such a support to me in some of the awful times i'm going through. i hope you and seth find the support you need in your tough times.

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    1. Jo! Wow... thank you so much for this... You are so not alone.... we are all in this together. Whatever you are enduring, you have a new friend here! Thank you so much for being here!

      XO

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  8. Here is our situation...I am sealed to Jake so I can't be sealed to curtis. Curtis and his ex-wife's sealing is cancelled, yet he is still sealed to his kids. Cameron and Kaestli (Curtis' children) are sealed to me and Jake. Bottom line...it takes a lot of FAITH, but we KNOW it will work out somehow.

    Not looking forward to the day that Cam and Kaes realize they are sealed to Jake and not Curtis...

    It will be great for us to talk soon.

    :)

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