Remembering

The word ‘remember’ is used frequently in the scriptures. In an October 2007 Conference address, President Eyring provided timely counsel and stressed the importance of remembering.

Today was an important day for remembering as I attended my maternal grandmother’s funeral and graveside service.

As my aunt, uncles and mother spoke at the funeral service, they spoke of memories that guided and shaped their lives.

A flood of memories rushed into my mind as I reflected on the impact my grandmother had on my life; my upbringing; the upbringing of my children.

I also reflected on how I want to be remembered by my family, friends, and my own children.

In response to President Eyring’s questions, “Did God send a message that was just for me? Did I see His hand in my life or the lives of my children?” I can respond without hesitation—yes!

Over the past several months, I have leaned and relied heavily upon the Lord; especially with the recent passing of my grandmother.

The Lord has blessed me richly and abundantly as I have remembered and followed Him.

Thanks be to God for rich blessings in store for those who but do His will–the promise of eternal life and exaltation.

I testify that He lives and that He loves each of His children. May we always remember Him and our Savior, Jesus Christ.

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