Sunshine and Sorrow

Monday, February 2, 2015
"May we become spiritually refined as we go through sunshine and sorrows" -President Monson

This past sunday we were reminded of Gods Light through our trials. It was the perfect lesson with what has been going on with out families lately. The passing of our sister Teina Beth has been one of the hardest things we've ever had to go through, especially for my husband. No one should ever have to lose someone they love. You never think it's going to happen to you, and when it does, it hits you like a brick wall and leaves you in pieces.

While Teina was in the ICU, there was an enormous amount of support going her way. People from all over the world were praying for her. It was unbelievable. I tear up just thinking about how much love and support that Teina the Lowry family has. The number of people that came to her funeral was outstanding. The feeling in that room that day was unforgettable. But there is one staple in our life that has shown us more love, more hope, more support, and more happiness than we ever could have imagined. And that is the Gospel that we live.

"And since man had fallen he could not merit anything of himself; but the sufferings and death of Christ atone for their sins, through faith and repentance, and so forth; and that he breaketh the bands of death, that the grave shall have no victory, and that the sting of death should be swallowed up in the hopes of glory; and Aaron did expound all these things unto the king."

Alma 22:14

The Grave has no Victory. I love that. There is no Sting of Death. A friend sent this to me and anytime Im feeling down or see my husband struggling, I will go back to this and become immediately reassured that we WILL see her again. She is in Heaven having the best time of her life. She is looking over us, watching us grow and learn knew things. Watching over her family and helping everyone get through this. We have felt her spirit comfort us and we know she is Ok.

There will be good days and bad days. But everyday that goes by, is another day closer to seeing the people we've lost. This life is not the end. I know it. I believe it. We are excited to join her one day, but until then, we will live with strength.

May Angels Lead you In

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