Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Smidge Of Reflection.

I don't consider myslef to be uber spiritual and I am most definitely not very well learned in the gospel. I am a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and despite brief periods of inactivity I have been a member since I was baptized at age 8.

A week ago Sunday I was hit with an aha moment of sorts...which is rare for me. I felt the need to change a few things in my life for me and my family. I know many of you do not share the same beliefs as me, but please keep reading. I'm not here to change your mind/life, but just to express who I am. And for some reason I am scared to death to put this out there...here goes nothing...

I know that the church I attend is the true church. No, I don't know how I know this other than a burning in my bosom (and no it's not just the breast milk). I know that families can be together eternally. And that fact alone makes me cry. I am blessed beyond measure to be given the gift and responsibility of raising my two beautiful girls and look forward to raising the other children waiting in Heaven to be a part of the Edwards clan. (Yes Aaron, I said children - plural) I know that I can't quote scripture and don't understand 90% of the gospel; but I know that it isn't necessary to be a faithful member and to be accepted. I am still learning and thats ok. I know that Nora and Stella are gifts from God and it is up to me to teach them the values/beliefs we as "Mormons" follow. I also know that because of Christ we have the ability to make our own choices. And if we make wrong ones we are able to repent...thank goodness for that, because I do a whole lot of mistake making. I also know that the Church isn't about the people, it's about the Gospel...but the people sure make it wonderful for me. Relief Society is just that. A relief. Wonderful women serving each other and building lasting friendships.

I am so thankful for accepting friends regardless of religious beliefs. And for all of you who read my blog and keep up on my crazy life.

Love you, H.

7 comments:

Young People in Love said...

This is a WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL post, Heather. Thank you for your testimony and honesty.

Chas and I are so glad we get to know your little family better.

Also, that pic of Nora on your sidebar is DARLING. Oh my lands. Love that girl.

The Taylors said...

LOVE this post, and you-you are an amazing person Heather-I am so grateful to have you as a friend. And I cant wait to have more babies together!

Sabrina said...

Wow I just got the chills=)
Thanks for the thoughts/testimony. You are such an awesome mommy!!

I always look forward to your blog post, they make me smile. I wish I were just as good about posting as you are, "Sigh"...maybe someday lol.=)

Brittany said...

well said.

Kimerly said...
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Kimerly said...

Honesty is always the best policy, and yours just made me cry. Love, mom

mathistown said...

Thanks for sharing! It's been so great getting to know you better lately. :)