"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." -Martin Luther King, Jr. Being a parent, loving my children the way I do, strengthens my testimony of my Father in Heaven. If I am so concerned that my kids are happy and healthy, then His concern must be so much stronger. It gives me the courage to get through the day- knowing Someone is watching and worrying over me. I can stand tall with the knowledge that I am not alone in my struggles and trials. I don't know how anyone could go through this life without that assurance. I know that my family is sealed forever. That, too, gives me comfort. My friend just lost her father last week. It was bittersweet for her family, since he'd been suffering. She told me they're comforted knowing he's with his wife again and that they'll see him someday. What a gift it is- that knowledge. How anyone could handle death without knowing they'll see their loved one again, I don't know. I love my husband and children so much, I don't ever want to live without them. But, if we're separated in this life, I know we'll be together in the next one. I have a testimony of my Savior. I am eternally grateful for the opportunity he has given me to repent and try to do better each and every day. I know that He understands my pains and disappointments like no one else can. I look forward to the day when I can thank Him. Until then, I will try to show Him. I feel so blessed to know we have a prophet on the earth. I can't wait for this weekend to 'sit at his feet' and hear his words for us. My cup runneth over.