Monday, April 5, 2010

He Lives

and while he lives I'll sing. For I KNOW that my Redeemer lives!


This year I felt an urgency to listen to conference like I never have in the past. Man, I am so grateful that I did! It was like every talk I listened to was for me. There seemed to be a lot of talk on the importance of Motherhood and teaching your children the Gospel. It was a quiet (no, make that LOUD) reminder of the type of Mother I KNOW I am suppose to be. We grow up learning the teachings of the Gospel and know the things we are suppose to do and be. Sometimes though, we loose sight of where it is we need to be or the things we need to be doing in life. Even though we've been taught these things before, we need that reminder as to WHY they are so important. Sometimes we see things in a different way as they apply to our lives.

Being a mother is such an amazing privilege. It is one I am excited for and scared for all at the same time. I know that teaching my children the Gospel is an important role in my life-one that will bring me great joy. I've always known this, but hearing these exact words from yesterdays talks woke me up. How am I living my life? Will my children want to live the Gospel because they see HOW important it is to me and the joy it DOES bring to my life? Will they see that this is WHO I am? Will they look to me as a good example and follow in my footsteps because of how I choose to live my live? They talked about how the stripling warriors doubted not because they knew their mothers knew it. Will my son doubt not because he knew his mother knew it?

Another talk that couldn't have been more perfect for me was the talk on Death. Talk about the right timing in my life! When someone we love dies, we question so much! Esp when it's someone who has a young family and is in thier prime of life. I was reminded (yet again, just like EVERY TIME I've been through this trial) that the Saviour will NEVER leave us comfortless. Loss of loved ones is something we ALL must face in life. It doesn't seem fair in anyway, but it IS a part of life. I know that Shannon IS in a better place. I know that she is finally free of her sick body. For this, I have to be grateful because I do love her. I still sit and feel sorry for myself because she is one of my best friends, I love her dearly and miss her so much. My brother told me that she would want me to be strong for my baby and to be happy for this long awaited miricle. These words brought me more comfort then he can realize because he is right. That's what she would have said to me if she were here.

The words and teachings of the Gospel bring so much comfort in my heart and happiness in my life. I'm sooo grateful that I listened to the urgency of watching conference for it has brought so much peace about Shannon's death and the type of mother Heavenly Father needs me to be for this little baby.


Lisa S. Luckey said...

Awe, this is so sweet. I'm glad conference was good for you and just what you needed.

I too am glad of the comfort He gives us and never leaves us alone. It's a great comfort to me as well.

Lisa S. (May) Moody (Luckey is my writing name.)

Jeanie said...

Very well said. You will do a wonderful job as a mother, and as the type of mother who will teach their children of the gospel in a way that they will love it for themselves. You are such a strong and amazing person! Thank you for this post. It reminded me of the wonderful things said during conference and of those things I need to be doing better as a mother.

Hillary and Family said...

How sweet Sher. We were discussing those very talks tonight, I'm glad you found so much for you at conference it's always a happy time. I am so grateful for inspiration and the priesthood leaders who use and follow it.

Happy Easter Sher :D

Tiffany said...

Thanks for that Sherry. It is great to hear that, you are a wonderful woman!

Christensen's said...

Glad you enjoyed conference! Good luck with the baby!

M said...

I couldn't agree with you more. It was an incredible conference that renewed my resolve to be a better wife and mother to my wonderful husband and 5 'stripling warriors'. Having said that, you are well on your way, my dear! Love you!

Hansens said...

You are going to be a wonderful mother who raises her children in the light of the Gospel. You have been through much in your life and the Gospel is what you hold on to to make it through. You're going to be great!

I agree that this conference seemed to be focused on parents and especially mothers. We all feel inadequate sometimes. All we can do is our best.

I'm glad your brother was there for you. It just proves that the Lord sends you what you need when you need it.