Wednesday, October 22, 2008

9 years ago

This week I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints! I had just turned 18 and knew Will would be leaving on his mission (and he did the next day). I knew it would be a hard choice but I also knew in the long run it would be worth it. And now I can say it is worth it! I am sealed to my family forever! I couldn't imagine having these sweet babies for only time or my husband. I know that they are mine forever and that makes me so happy.
I also know Heavenly Father love me and knows me personally. When I had my seizure and was told that if I could have children I would have to wait 5 years. I was so so upset. So when it had been a year I deiced to pray. I got the feeling that a baby was ready right now for us. So I went to my Dr, and to my surprise said I could get pregnant. And to my surprise again I got pregnant in a few weeks. Baby Robbie was born just 11 month after my 1st prayer. When I was pregnant with him I had to rely on the Lord alot to help me to no worry and know that he would be just fine and when he was born I cried so hard and just hugged him and was so thankful for him. I know he choose our family and we made a promise with him that he would come no matter what.
I am so thankful for the priesthood that is in my home. I couldn't imagine a home without it. I couldn't imagine a home with out the gospel in it. Having a sense of purpose in my life and knowing I am a daughter of Heavenly Father helps me a lot. It is why at a young age I wanted to be a mother it is why Kenzie says things like "when I grew up I'm going to be the mommy" She knows that the role of a mother is extremely important and that our Heavenly Father values motherhood. I love being a woman because I know that I am raising my children to return to Heavenly Father and what greater work can there be than that?
I also know that one of those drops of blood from Jesus as he anointed for the sins of the world was just for me. That if no one else needed the atonement but me he would have done it anyways. Because he love me. I am so thankful and one day I look forward to thanking him in person, face to face. That day will be amazing. He is amazing.
I know Jesus lives today. That Joesph Smith saw Heavenly Father and Jesus face to face as one would see another person. That they talked to him and that this Church was set up by Heavenly Father and Jesus through Joesph Smith. That this is Heavenly Father's church! I am so thankful to be a part of this church to know that I am important to our Heavenly Father and to share that with others. I say this in the name of Jesus Christ Amen.


Ashley and Spencer Bunn said...

that was beautiful.

Heather (wife to Dave, mom to Jenna) said...

thanks reina! we are all also glad that you joined the church or else we might not have ever know each other :) being a mom is the best job.

julia said...

Thank you for sharing your testimony. You are such a great example to me. Have a great week!