Monday, December 27, 2010

Waiting can be hard.


One of the most appealing aspects of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ is the principle of eternal families. This doctrine teaches that through the sealing power of the Holy Priesthood we can be forever linked to those we love the most, those most important to us, our families. On this Christmas afternoon after the presents had been opened in a flurry and the breakfast goodies devoured, I received a call from my sister saying that my Grandmother had passed away that morning. My immediate feeling was sympathy for my sister who I knew would feel the loss more acutely than I would. She had been closer with her and had many more memories with her. Then I felt a little sad remembering the sound of her voice, her laugh, her cooking, and playing the hand slap game at her dining room table. Then my tears changed as I thought about the sweet reunion she was probably enjoying with her husband and especially my mother. I could not help but imagine a scene including me; a reunion with my own sweet parents. I think about that a lot, getting to know my mom in the life after this one. Waiting can be hard.



The loss of my grandmother caused me to think about motherhood. As a strong Christian woman she raised an amazing family and has left a rich legacy of love. I think about all the parents she raised. I think about all my aunts and their families. I think about the love and strength and support they give to me and one another. I am so grateful to this woman who has given me an example to follow of how to live my faith and raise my children. I may never have as many children, but this August, we will be one step closer. Waiting can be hard.




12 comments:

Jennifer said...

Beautiful! Love your peanut with all my heart.

The Holdaway's said...

Can't wait to more of your peanut in August.

lissyfarnz said...

What a great post, Anna, and what wonderful, wonderful news! I'm so happy for you!

Angie said...

Sorry about your grandmother, but congratulations on your exciting news!

Brianna said...

I'm so happy for you guys! I'm sure this was one of the best Christmases ever! :)

Allison said...

CONGRATS! That is some pretty exciting news. Great post as well. Love the picture of you three as well.

Stacie said...

What happy and sad news all at the same time! You brought me to tears. I'm so happy for the news of your little one on the way!! And I love this picture. You are so adorable!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful post Anna. I love love love you and you and yours from here to eternity!GraMO

Lindsey said...

Oh I am so happy for you! Congratulations!

Missi said...

*gasp!* ANNA!! Congrats on your baby! I'm so, so happy for you and Tony and Lucy! Very exciting. :) Sorry about your grandma. I'm sure she'll be missed very much here but is very welcomed where she is now. So grateful for eternal families. Love you.

Tess said...

I love your attitude Anna. And horray for you and your family on your peanut news!

Becca said...

Beautiful! So happy for you.