last week, scotty and i attended a little church training meeting. the meeting was to help us become better primary teachers. one of the points made was "you need to be excited about the gospel so the children in your class will be excited too." the presenter referred to this excitement as being "fired up" and asked us to write down the #1 thing about the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints that gets us "fired up." without missing a beat, i clicked my pen and wrote down, "families can be together forever."
i LOVE that promise! my favorite favorite favorite thing about the church is that i have the opportunity to live with my husband, kids, parents, brothers, grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, in-laws, and all other relatives for the rest of eternity!
my sweet little cousin charity got baptized yesterday. i adore her. we are all so proud of her for making the decision to get baptized. her baptism was a great reminder of what i should be doing and the promises that i made when i was baptized (back in january 1999). after every family gathering, i leave feeling so lucky and so happy. i want every single loved one and every single relative to be together in heaven after this life. "no empty chairs."
i couldn't stand being without the people i love!
i love my family, and the fact that i can live with them forever.
it just gets me so fired up!