Or so goes the popular saying. Perhaps it does kill you a little..... At least that is how it has felt sometimes.
As many close friends and family know---it has not been a good time for us for the past couple of months. There have been some mighty heartbreaking struggles and challenges that we have experienced. I found myself at the Seattle Temple yesterday afternoon. I sat in the Celestial Room for ....well...probably over an hour. I wept and prayed and wept some more. Thankfully, I was alone for most of the time. It was peaceful--and peace was given to me, as well as some answers that I needed.
I'm thankful to know that God is aware of each of us, of our struggles and our pain. I have felt the prayers of so many lately. I, and my family, have been lifted up and we are grateful. Thank you.
I have taken a stand that is unpopular with the world---but I'm ok with that. I stand with the Lord and I heed His voice and the voice of His prophets. I cannot do otherwise. I feel like Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. As he stomped his feet and rent his clothing, while saying, "Some things I cannot I WILL NOT allow"
I pray that we will be able to fix what is wrong. To help and to heal.