Sunday, March 2, 2014

Quiet Sunday Morning

"Early" Sunday mornings are very quiet at our house.  Allen takes advantage of late church to sleep in and as much as I wish I could my body wakes up just before 8 with a need for relief.  Some Sundays I satisfy that need and snuggle back up with my husband, but today I decided to get up and shower before the bathroom gets hectic with everyone else (we have Dalynne this weekend).  As I showered I thought about my myriad of blessings and my testimony of Heavenly Fathers timing.  In my kitchen hangs a plaque given to me by my dear friend Aubrey.  It's a quote by Jeffrey R. Holland that reads "Some blessings come soon, some come late, and some don't come until heaven, but for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, they come."  I've been thinking a lot about that.  I used to really like Elder Scott's talk about how no righteous woman would be denied the blessings of Eternal Marriage, even if she had to wait until heaven.  I embraced the possibility, joking with my young women at one point that Captain Moroni was just waiting for me to join him.  I read through that talk the other day with the new perspective of my eternity with Allen and I just smiled to myself knowing that I have it here.  15 months ago I was totally sure that the promise of a husband for eternity would come to me after death.  This week I've really been focused on getting pictures from our wedding developed and framed in our house.  It makes me smile to look at the pictures and know that because we were sealed in the Temple we have literally forever.  What do people think in their wedding ceremonies when they hear "Til death do you part?"  I can't imagine!  Even though 6 months later I still have moments when being married feels surreal to me, I am so grateful for my loving husband.  I am so blessed.  Heavenly Father is aware of us.  He knows who we are and what we need and He provides.  Sometimes we have to be patient.  Sometimes we think we need something before he's prepared to give it to us, but He is aware and He blesses His children.  Today that is my testimony.

1 comment:

Kayla and Greg said...

This is beautiful! :) So happy for you and Allen!! :)