Sometimes it is hard to look very far down the road. Thinking about what should be happening now in Laney’s life makes me cry. So I do my best not to think too much. There are so many things that could have been, should have been. But we face each day with faith, knowing that in the end, all of the unfairness in this life will be made fair. All wrongs will be righted.
We know that things will get easier.We have the faith that we can be happy again, that we will make it through this trial we are facing. After all, we have so many people pulling for us, both on this side of the veil, and the other. The future is as bright as our faith.
When we lost Laney, I was really struggling. I was brokenhearted and shattered.Oh, I know that we will see her again. She is sealed to us and we have the assurance that we will be with her again. It was just the situation we found ourselves in, and the struggle to pick myself up and keep going. So, my niece, listening to a prompting, gave me a copy of Elder Joseph B Wirthlin’s talk, Sunday Will Come.
In the talk, Elder Wirthlin reminds us that Christ had his Friday. The day when all was dark and He was crucified. But that after all of that suffering on His Friday, Sunday came, and He was resurrected. The talk reminds us that we all have our dark days. Days that we feel broken and shattered.That we all have our Friday’s. But that if we hang on, Sunday WILL come.
Just those three words bring so much hope to me. So much so, that we put it on the back of Laney’s memorial. Sunday will come. I know it will. And I look forward to that day. How can I not?
My family really enjoyed listening to General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints this past weekend. Many of the talks touched our hearts in a way that we know Heavenly Father knows our family. That He knows what we need.
One of the talks that touched my heart tremendously was the one given by Elder Richard G. Scott. He mentioned revelation and inspiration. He talked about our loved ones that have passed away. That we are not separated from them. That we do not cease to love them. That we are associated with them with ties that cannot break.
He also says that those who have been faithful who have gone beyond are close to us. That they know us better than we know them, and that we live in their presence. That they see us and love us now more than ever. Their love for us must be greater than that which we feel for ourselves. Relationships can be strengthened through the veil with people we know and love. It is done by our determined effort to continually do what is right. We recognze that the separation is temporary and that the covenants made in the temple are eternal.
I can tell you that we have felt Laney here, near us. What Elder Scott talks about is right. And true. How grateful I am for Apostles on the earth to help us know the right way to live.