The Way of the Lord

A couple of weeks ago we were asked to speak in church! I was excited because it was our first time speaking together as a couple but I was also a bit nervous because I can't even remember the last time I spoke in church....maybe in my parents ward? haha. David is good at speaking, he has a real talent with it...seriously. Me on the other hand, I feel like I stumble on my words etc. But to my surprise it actually went really really well. I felt calm because what I was talking about was what I knew to be true and I know it with all my heart. The spirit was strong and I felt guided. We were the only speakers so just the two of us took up the whole time. We had a special experience afterwards. The stake Patriarch came up to us with tears in his eyes. He grabbed Dave's hand and said, "You may be hard headed, but you have a soft heart." Then he grabbed my hand. "It's obvious you both have the gift of Love. You will be prosperous."...... Wow! Dave and and exchanged glances in awe. What a sweet moment. 

I grew up in the church. I was baptized when I was 8 years old and I feel blessed because I have always known there is a God. I feel like I've always just known. I know Jesus Christ lives and that he is our Savior. The Lord's Way is happiness. Yes that testimony has been stronger at times more so than other times but it continues to grow. I made the decision when I was young to follow Christ and because I did, it helped me make tough decisions later with what direction I wanted to take my life. I am grateful for the Young Women's program and for my leaders growing up. I remember so many lessons about preparing yourself for a Temple Marriage. I always knew I wanted to get married in the Temple, that was my goal. But it didn't really hit me until my wedding day when I was there with David that I realized, "Oh my goodness... I am here. I did it." and I felt true joy. I lived my life in a way that I was able to meet my dream guy and be sealed to him in the Temple. That is the biggest blessing of my life. It was not easy, it was really hard at times but I would do it all over again. Following the Lord's Way has brought me so much happiness and I know I will find more happiness in the future as I continue to do so. It gets me through the really hard times. It brings peace, love and H A P P I N E S S in the crazy world we live in. 

The Lord's way is happiness.

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