passed away this last week. We love him and will miss him! Yesterday was his funeral. Tears were shed, but it was a beautiful celebration of his 87 wonderful years on this earth.
We have spent a lot of time talking about life and death with our children this week. This is the first time that someone close to them has passed away.
One of the things that has helped my family get through this and many other experiences like this in our lives is our belief in a literal resurrection. I believe that life doesn't begin at birth and that it won’t end at death. Before we came to earth, our spirits lived with a loving Heavenly Father who created us. We knew Him, and He knew and loved us.
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These are some of the things I have discussed with my children this week:
"Picture your hand inside a glove. The glove moves only when your hand does. Take your hand out and the glove sits lifeless on the table. This is an easy way to visualize what happens when you die. Imagine your body is the glove being operated by who you really are—your spirit. When you die your body gets left behind, lifeless like a glove, but your spirit lives forever.
Countless scriptures and personal accounts by prophets throughout time have told us this is true.
When you’re the one left behind—the one losing a friend or loved one—the pain of that loss is very real. But there’s a lot of comfort in knowing you’ll see him or her again. And because of Christ’s death, at some point our spirit and body will be reunited (resurrected) and made perfect never to be separated again."
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I hope you don't mind me sharing such a personal post. :)
Have a wonderful Sunday!