Oct 12, 2007
So, I've had a lot of time to think about things this week... Let's just say that I have gained a new appreciation for the gospel and the power of the priesthood. I received two amazing priesthood blessings recently, and I know that God heard and answered our prayers, even if it wasn't in the way we had hoped for or expected. I'm especially grateful for Matt now. He's been so supportive, and I am glad to know that he is worthy to give me a blessing whenever I need him. He's the best, and I couldn't do anything without him. I'm so lucky he made me marry him! I also want to say that I have the greatest family, friends, neighbors, and ward members. I have been thinking about the conference talk that Bishop Edgley gave last week. His talk was titled "Enduring Together," and it was about how the ward is meant to be a network of support for its members. My favorite quote from his talk is this: "It is a ward with members who are following the admonition of Alma and the Savior—members who care and love and bear one another’s burdens, members who are willing to mourn with those that mourn, members who are willing to comfort those in need of comfort, members who endure together." I think that for me, "members" also applies to family and friends. It was a beautiful talk and I feel blessed that I am able to find peace in the words of the Lord's servants. Most of all, I am thankful for everyone that has been a source of comfort for us this week. You are all a blessing to me and Matt, so thank you for being a part of our lives. We love you!
by Matt & Marci