Monday, March 9, 2015

Families can be forever...

About 6 years ago, I was waiting for my children to finish up their ski lessons.  I sat on a park bench right next to the ski run and watched my three children pass me every so often with their ski instructor.  After a short time of lonely bench sitting, a mother doing the same thing as myself joined me.  I was excited to have someone to chat with and before too long we were laughing about raising our children and the “joys of motherhood”.    After a short amount of time we had connected and become,  in my mind, “kindred spirits”.
Now, I thought I was prepared for what happened next.  Before I knew it, she was asking me, “What do Mormons believe?”   I thought I had prepared myself for this question.   But this is where my story goes terribly bad….I started rattling off a bunch of doctrine/beliefs that we as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints believe.   I was talking about things that I’m sure meant nothing to her!   After about ten minutes, she “suddenly” had to be somewhere else.
As she stood up and walked off, my heart sank.  I watched my “kindred spirit” walk away.  I had done a lot of talking but didn’t tell my newfound friend why being a “Mormon” really is so wonderful.  So today, this post goes out to my “kindred spirit” and what I wish I had said.   There are a lot of things I could have said but I promise to keep this post short and sweet.

As a “Mormon” I get to be with my family forever!  This means I have the opportunity to learn and grow with them and be connected with them even after this life.  As a family we work together for a common goal to go back and live with a Heavenly Father who loves us.
As a “Mormon” we believe in service!  I have had many wonderful opportunities to help others and have help in return.  There is a joy that comes with serving other people that cannot be found anywhere else.
As a “Mormon” we believe in Jesus Christ!  We can learn about His life as we read the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon.  His life is the perfect example of how we should live.   When we keep God’s commandments then our lives have true joy and happiness, even during the hardest times.
I am a “Mormon” and I love it!

By: Heidi Prosser