Friday, February 24, 2012

Yesterday we found out that a friend of the family and classmate of my husband passed away a couple of days ago. My heart goes out to his sweet wife and unborn baby.

My husband came home from work early. We were shocked and devastated and sat together on the couch quietly. The children were around the table eating lunch. They were being their usual selves, talking loudly, laughing, singing.  Normally, I would tell them to quiet down and focus on eating. But today was different. We just stared at them and a feeling of gratitude and peace came over us. It made me realize that I really need to appreciate all that I have in my life.

After hearing the devastating news I decided that I need to change the way I interact with people. Our life on this earth is so short and I need to embrace it and cherish it. I want to be able to treat everyone with charity and love. I'm thankful for the people in my life. I'm also thankful for my knowledge of the gospel and life after death. With this knowledge I can have peace.


  1. Amazing how these events can change our perspective in a flash. Hope they are feeling a little bit better each and every day!