I got to sing in church with my mom and sisters again! It's been quite a while, but it was so nice to sing together again!!
In my mom's ward, the topic was on faith in trials, or at least, that's what I got out of it. There was one speaker who said something that really struck a chord with me. He said something to the effect of, "The Lord will help us through our trials but in order to feel our burdens lifted, we must first submit to His will cheerfully. Until we can accept His plan for us we will be stuck in despair, fear, anger, self-pity, hopelessness or any other feeling we typically associate with trials. However, when we are able to trust Him and acknowledge that He knows best, our burdens will be made bearable and we can experience joy."
I LOVED this. It has been interesting to see this happening in my life. I know the Lord has a plan for me and the more I reflect on that, the easier it is for me to accept "whatever happens" in my life. And not only do I accept it, but I am able to do so with a relatively happy heart because I know that the Lord is mindful of me!
My family gathered together for Canadian Thanksgiving. We were enjoying our meal by the stairs that lead to the basement. My niece got up to get something and started to go down the stairs but slipped on one of the first few steps and caught herself on the handrail. We all turned to make sure she was alright (she was) and she said, "I thought I had the rail." Her mom said, "You thought you had a tail?"
The visual of it all was too much! We had all seen her start to fall and the way she fell looked like she looked back in surprise at something. So, we all laughed at the idea of her looking back, thinking she sees a tail on herself and then falling down the stairs in shock. I don't know if you can envision it or not, but it was a hilarious thought; someone falling down the stairs out of shock in thinking they've discovered a tail on themselves! Oh, dear. We laughed so hard, my niece included.
11 months ago