Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Ups and Downs

Leila Pink Mathews born on August 13th, 2008

These last two weeks have been a reminder to me that life is full of ups and downs. Last week was filled with great news...news that my brother and his family will be moving home this week, that their new baby girl, Leila, had arrived, and news that Danyelle and Ryan are expecting #5.

Then this week, we've had some downs. This is what life is all about. It is how we handle the down times that really matter, I think. Do we crumble under pressure? Or do we stand firm in our faith? This week has reminded me that fear and faith cannot exist together. The Savior said, "Be not afraid, only believe." I believe that in Christ we can be made whole, and it is because of that belief that I can live my life without fear. I am so grateful for the knowledge of the plan of happiness and eternal families, so very grateful.

Although the news about Stephanie and Christian has been hard to digest, I am grateful to have the opportunity to do something about the heartache and replace it with hope and joy...Me and my family will be releasing balloons on Saturday evening at 5pm, would you like to join us?