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.