Sometimes things happen that just seem to flip your whole perspective on life. Earlier this week I learned that a friend is very ill -- and honestly haven't stopped thinking about it. Not in a crazy obsessed way, but it has sent my mind down paths that I haven't gone down in a while.
I have tried to imagine what it would be like if it were my family going through this experience. I can't. I know I can't understand it, but I know that our Savior can. Knowing that helps bring peace to my heart, and I hope brings peace to their family.
I know the power of prayer, and I know that with faith and diligence in doing what is right, we will be blessed with the strength needed to withstand and endure these struggles.
Dear friend, if you are reading this, please know how much we truly love you and your family and how much we hope and pray for you to feel His arms encircle you during this battle.
To all of you other friends and family members reading this, I would like to ask you to just take a few minutes to reflect on your lives and evaluate your priorities. Share your affection for your spouse and children more freely and abundantly, don't be afraid to dream and work hard to achieve your goals, live up to your fullest potential. Snuggle a little longer with your little ones, observe the details of their faces, the way they laugh, speak, sing. Be kinder and more patient with your spouse -- and remember, you're not perfect either!!!
I hope everyone has a good Memorial Day. I am participating in my first ever Triathlon (sprint length) tomorrow morning. Wish me luck!