Monday, September 9, 2013


Yesterday was a near perfect day. Just a relaxed and fun Sunday with the family. In the evening I took a few pictures of the kids for a project I'm working on, and then we all went to the park to play. I felt so thankful for my family and my heart was bursting with love for them.

But when we got home, we discovered some tragic news- a sweet little girl who we know and love lost her life in a horrific accident.  My heart broke for our friends-her parents- and for the overwhelming grief that they must be facing. I bawled on and off throughout the night, I could not sleep, and I had continual nightmares. When I awoke this morning I felt both heavy-hearted and haunted by that devastating event.

As I was browsing through the pictures from last night, I couldn't help but be overwhelmed with emotion. I am so thankful the blessing of eternal families. If I didn't have my family I would be so lost. I know that even if by some tragedy I lose someone I love that it will not be the last time we are together. I know that the Plan of Salvation is real and true. And most of all, I am grateful that the Savior made it possible for our family to be together forever.

 I have a family here on earth. 
They are so good to me. 
I want to share my life with them through all eternity.


Westensee Family said...

Your last comment "i have a family here on earth. they are so good to me. i want to share my life with them through all eternity." totally made me bawl. darling kids :)

brightonislove said...

Oh man, you put into words almost exactly what I'm feeling. I have been crying off and on since last night. I'm so grateful for the gospel right now.

Ashley Wright said...

Thanks for ths Lindsay. I've been feeling the same way! So grateful for the gospel!