Just some thoughts..

I apologize in advance for the scatter-brain post that this is. I have a lot on my mind and an abundance of spirit filling my heart these last couple of days/weeks. So here it goes. Hope I don't loose you within these boundless thoughts.

My sister Jaclyn, has become many things in my life. I have always loved and admired her, but it wasn't until recently when we have really become friends and she has been motivating me to be and do better. She went through the Temple at the end April. I am not sure she realizes that the blessings of the Temple affects all of us who know and love her. I see how it has changed her countenance and how it has changed the dynamics of our family. The blessings are pouring out on me and my family. She has been taking me to the temple with her. It is such a help to have her want to go. I always know/have the desire to go but i don't want to go by myself. Having my sister there makes it so much easier to have the motivation to go. Hopefully, one day, I will get the desire and motivation to go by myself. It makes me so happy to know that she is happy and to see how much she loves the gospel and serving our Lord in the Temple. Going to the Temple often with her has filled me with the desire to be a better person, a better example, a better wife and mother, a better Visiting Teacher, just better all around.

That leads us to the next topic on my mind lately. While Brandon is at work they listen to Talk Radio all day long. He comes home and tells me all about how our country is heading for disaster. Last nights conversation let to the point that the second coming is speedily approaching. Although I have known and looked forward to this my whole life, I am frightened! I need to repent of so many things and I need to make sure that we are as ready as we can be! I want our family to be one of those who will make it to the Millennium. I just feel like there is so much that needs to be done in preparation and I know that I will never feel like we are ready, but I guess I just need to be in the pursuit.

I have the best Visiting Teaching Companion you could ask for. She likes to get it done at the first of the month. When i say the first of the month i mean yesterday we went out and tried to get it done! I was in charge of the lesson. It is on being self reliant. Which fits in with my rants of before. I am not a very self reliant person. I am very very good at being reliant on other people. So that is something that I need to work on. I need to be good at Loving Work, repenting, being a good example, and sharing my testimony, just to name a few. There are so many things that i need to work on and now that i am a mom i feel it more necessary than ever. I feel like i need to be the person anyone can rely on. I need to be someone anyone can come and ask for help. I need to be so much more than i am.

I love the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I know that it is the only true church on the Earth. I know that Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God and was sent here to restore the church, in fullness, to the Earth. I know that President Thomas S. Monson is a true Prophet of the Lord on the earth today. I know that the Book of Mormon is true.

These are just some of my thoughts, but i know that through the Lord i can do all things.

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Cassie said...

I think you are wonderful! And I am so glad you're my visiting teacher. -It means a lot to me that you guys come every month. :)

Ashley said...

Thanks for sharing your sweet testimony. I think you are great!

Shauntelle said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and testimony, Emily. You're an awesome girl. :)

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