Thursday, October 8, 2015

Eternal Family Relationships

This week I read a talk from Elder Robert D. Hales, “The Eternal Family” in his talk he said, “How we conduct ourselves in this life will determine what we will be in all the eternities to come. To receive the blessings of the sealing that our Heavenly Father has given to us, we have to keep the commandments and conduct ourselves in such a way that our families will want to live with us in the eternities. The family relationships we have here on this earth are important, but they are much more important for their effect on our families for generations in mortality and throughout all eternity...the plan of the Father is that family love and companionship will continue into the eternities. Being one in a family carries a great responsibility of caring, loving, lifting, and strengthening each member of the family so that all can righteously endure to the end in mortality and dwell together throughout eternity.” This really hit home to me as sometimes I wonder if I'm doing enough to give my kids all the love and strength that each one of them needs. I'm trying to do the job of both a mother and father but I feel like I'm falling short. I want to have a strong family both here and in the eternities and I know that if I do all I can the Lord will bless me and my children. This life is the time for us to not only prepare ourselves but our family members as well to live with God again.

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