Sunday, October 18, 2009

Love at Home.

"There is One who smiles on high when there's love at home"

I heard a few hymns today that really touched me. One of them is called love at home.

There is beauty all around,
When there’s love at home;
There is joy in ev’ry sound,
When there’s love at home.
Peace and plenty here abide,
Smiling sweet on ev’ry side;
Time doth softly, sweetly glide,
When there’s love at home;
Love at home, love at home,
Time doth softly, sweetly glide,
When there’s love at home.

Kindly Heaven smiles above,
When there’s love at home;
All the earth is filled with love,
When there’s love at home.
Sweeter sings the brooklet by,
Brighter beams the azure sky:
Oh, there’s One Who smiles on high,
When there’s love at home;
Love at home, love at home,
Oh, there’s One Who smiles on high,
When there’s love at home.


All I could think of when I was reading this was how badly I hope that my home will be full of love. I want my child to grow up in a home that is full of happiness and joy, full of love and acceptance. I feel like we already have a home of love. After a long day at school, I have a place that I can come to and feel comfortable, accepted, and loved. I'm so grateful for the wonderful husband that I have and for the love that he brings into our home. I'm grateful that we have Family Home Evening, even though it's just the two of us. I look at him and I see the father that he is going to be, and I am in awe. What a wonderful, caring, understanding, and loving husband he is, I can only imagine what kind of father he will be. I look at the love we share, and I know that we will be able to have love in our home with our daughter.

There was another hymn that touched me today.

I have a family here on earth.
They are so good to me.
I want to share my life with them
Through all eternity.
Families can be together forever
Though Heavenly Father’s plan.
I always want to be with my own family
And the Lord has shown me how I can.

For those of you who read this (if there are any of you actually out there) and aren't members of the LDS church, we have a wonderful doctrine that we teach. When I was first learning about the church, this was one of the things that was most beautiful for me to learn. At my old church, we were taught that perhaps families would be together in Heaven, but maybe not, and it didn't really matter. I soon learned after a few lessons with the missionaries that there was a beautiful truth out there that I wasn't aware of. Families can be together forever. What a wonderful thing to learn. Wonderful doesn't even begin to describe the feeling of learning that I could spend eternity with those I loved most in the world. This was a beautiful thing to learn, but nothing compared to the day that I was sealed in the temple to my husband, the man that I loved most in this world. I didn't think that the promise from our Father that we would be together with our families could ever mean more to me than it did that day. Then, I found out that I was going to be the mother of a beautiful baby girl. A baby girl that I would be able to watch throughout my life, watch her grow and learn, watch her love and live. One day, I'll pass away to the next life, and I'll know that the love I've shared and the family that I made isn't just temporal, it's eternal. I'll leave this life knowing that I will see my beautiful daughter and my loving husband. I thank my Father in Heaven that we have this promise; that we are so blessed to have the opportunity to spend an eternity with our families.




1 comment:

  1. I enjoy reading all versions of religion. I think it defines me as a person. I may be methodist, however, I believe in my own version of our creation and our after life. I had forgotten that a lot ppl believe we may not be with our families in Heaven. The God I worship knows I am his family and has given me the most wondeful gift of all...in my soul...I know I will rejoice with them for all eternity. I truly love molding my "religion" into my own version. Thanks for sharing!

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