Monday, January 23, 2012

The comfort of knowing

I love that feeling that I sometimes get. Usually when I wonder what the future holds; How much heartache will I have? How many trials will I face? This feeling washes over me and calms every part of my body and soul. It tells me "you will be alright". And I know it, I know it so much. I have been through all sorts of pain. I will be more than fine, I will be happy. So I have no fear. No fear of losing anything or anyone, because I know my father in heaven has a great plan for me. My family is forever. I have no fear.
There will be sorrow, and pain, and heartache and sometimes it might start to seem like too much, but things will always turn out well. I will be more than fine. I will be happy, joyful, grateful, peaceful, full of charity and love and patience... maybe not patience, but I will have plenty of those other things.
Thats all I wanted to say.


Nancy said...

This totally reminded me of one of my favorite Holland talks where he reminisces about being young and broke and his car breaking down and how, driving past that spot 30 years later he felt like he could see the young discouraged version of himself and he wanted to say, “Don’t give up, boy. Don’t you quit. You keep walking. You keep trying. There is help and happiness ahead—a lot of it—30 years of it now, and still counting. You keep your chin up. It will be all right in the end. Trust God and believe in good things to come.”

Can't wait to for you to be looking back at the now you and saying "don't give up, silly! things seem hard, but you have so many great things ahead. you have little babies clean from baths to snuggle, and arms to wrap yourself up in in bed at night, and incredible things you will learn, and people you will teach and meet and love. don't be discouraged. it will happen."

Unifer said...

Nancy, I am so thankful for your comments :D so often they are an answer to my prayer and this comment was just what I needed to hear! thank you!! :)

Nancy said...

Well for heaven's sakes. Thanks. What a nice compliment. When someone is living a fairly different situation from me, I am never sure if my thoughts are helpful or annoying (we all know that peoples "helpful" thoughts can, at times, rub us just wrong! :)). I guess you can't really ever go wrong mentioning a Holland quote! ;)