I am a Sweetheart to One and a Mommy to Four Loveable Babes, one of which is smiling down on us from Heaven. I am learning to dance in the rain. Come with me on my journey as I make the most out of Life's mud puddles.

Put on your rain boots. Great adventure lies ahead.

Friday, June 10, 2011


"The truth is, those who diligently seek to learn of Christ eventually will come to know Him. They will personally receive a divine portrait of the Master, although it most often comes in the form of a puzzle—one piece at a time. Each individual piece may not be easily recognizable by itself; it may not be clear how it relates to the whole. Each piece helps us to see the big picture a little more clearly. Eventually, after enough pieces have been put together, we recognize the grand beauty of it all. Then, looking back on our experience, we see that the Savior had indeed come to be with us—not all at once but quietly, gently, almost unnoticed.

This can be our experience if we move forward with faith and do not wait too long on the road to Damascus.

I testify to you that our Father in Heaven loves His children. He loves us. He loves you. When necessary the Lord will even carry you over obstacles as you seek His peace with a broken heart and a contrite spirit. Often He speaks to us in ways that we can hear only with our heart. To better hear His voice, it would be wise to turn down the volume control of the worldly noise in our lives. If we ignore or block out the promptings of the Spirit for whatever reason, they become less noticeable until we cannot hear them at all. Let us learn to hearken to the promptings of the Spirit and then be eager to heed them."
(Dieter F. Uchtdorf)

My husband shared this quote with me this morning at breakfast and it rang true to my soul. I add my witness to all this statement proclaims. God loves us, we are not alone and it is in - not in spite of - our weakness that we can truly come to know Him. I know that because I have lived it and rely on Him for strength, direction and comfort daily as we cope with the loss of our Sweet Bennett.

I AM receiving a portrait of My Savior. One puzzle piece at a time.


  1. This is exactly what I needed to read today. Thank you for sharing it. :)

  2. I tried to comment earlier, but blogger was being obnoxious. I love this today. It is amazing. thank you so much for sharing it.

  3. Thank you for sharing this quote. I love it. I love you and David. I always have, always will. I have always admired your spiritual strength. It is an honor to be your friend.
    I loved visiting Bennett's grave. His headstone is incredible. My boys and I wrote a little message. It was definitely a reverent feeling we had there. Josh looked at me like a crazy person because I was crying while we were there. I just can't imagine the pain you feel. I can only imagine it is difficult beyond description. I know nothing would be better than to hold him in your arms again right here, right now, but how grateful I am that we have a Savior who provided a way for us all to be together again.
    I love you guys. - Jackie

  4. Such inspiring words! I appreciate your deep convictions and the way it bolsters my faith! Thank you!!
    Love Jenny B.

  5. Love it! Goes so well with my thoughts today!


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