When I stop and realize that Families are Forever my heart just pounds with joy. What a blessing. I know that Heavenly Father loves each of us so much and wants only the best for each of us. Our immediate family, extended family, ward family, mission family and friends (which are family), we can be together always if we but chose to. Lucy Mack Smith, mother of Joseph Smith, said "We must cherish one another, watch over one another, comfort one another and gain instruction that we may all sit down in heaven together." That is my desire, we love you.
The flower pots are planted and placed, and growing like weeds. The young preforming missionaries are in full costumes and singing and dancing and doing little plays on the streets of Old Nauvoo. The Brass Band is around town playing. They are on a wagon pulled by horses. The Carriage rides, Wagon rides and Oxen rides are all going. The guests are arriving and Old Nauvoo is bustling. There are several plays going on all day, and many at night. The sites are ready to receive guests and share the stories of Old Nauvoo. It is a thrill to be a part of it all.
Our days are full, little time to worry about anything. We were at Carthage again on Sunday with large groups this time, but the spirit is there and everyone is touched. It does hurt your heart to know of the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum, but you feel the truth that Joseph Smith was and is a Prophet of God and that the church is true. That he, and Hyrum, did seal there testimony with blood,
I, Sis. Horlacher, served at the Pendleton Home and Log School today and shared the importance of Education and our continuing to learn. One little boy ask if I was still learning. I answered yes, and then thought, it seems I learn new things each day but are also relearning things I used to know. ha ha The truth is that our knowledge is all that we can take with us to the other side.
I still feel over whelmed sometimes but found this little saying which has helped. The tale of Two Buckets, "Two buckets were sitting on the edge of a well. One turned to the other and said, "I go down and up, down and up, down and up all day, but I always go down empty." The other bucket smiled and said, "That's funny, I go down and up, down and up, down and up all day, but I always come up full." It is all in how we look at things, whether they be big or small, important or unimportant, our attitude is everything.