Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Comforting Truths

I was reading an article in the Ensign by Elder Bednar, talking specifically about techonology and its uses of good and bad. I usually blog only about the fun things we do and not enough about special experiences that I have that may help and strengthen others faith.

Today started out like any other typical day off work that I have, cleaning, exercising, and errands. I almost forgot it had been four months since my daddy left us until my sister reminded me over the phone. I thought this was a good sign that I hadn't been counting the weeks, waking up every Monday morning and replaying that devastating day minute by minute, hour by hour over in my mind.
As I was driving home this evening listening to music, nothing particularly spiritual, an overwhelming feeling came over me that I would see my dad again someday. I felt him sitting in the car with me and I could literally feel his arms wrapped around me. The tears began to flow,I know this to be true. I have a testimony of my Savior, of His atonement and the plan of salvation. I know that we will be together again. I cannot wait for my dad to take me into his arms and hold me tight. I know my dad is watching over me and is with me. I am so thankful for a loving Heavenly Father and Savior who knows me personally. I am so thankful for this experience that I had. I feel like my spirituality has suffered in the past few weeks, I have felt empty because I have not felt my dad's presence or Heavenly Father's love as much as I had when tragedy struck. I am so thankful to know neither one has left me.


Jen and Joel said...

Jen, you are amazing. Thank you for sharing your testimony.

We are going to try to meet up with you in Vantage, but are unsure about our work schedules. I will keep you posted and hope to see you soon.

Ava wants to meet her aunt Jen!

Jen said...

What a wonderful moment to have with your Dad. I know he was there with you in the car.

Lexi and Jared Westergard said...

This post brought tears to my eyes what an amazing experience!

thefrommfam said...

Holy moly, you know how to bring on the water works! I am sitting here bawling Jen. It is amazing to see good things come out of something so bad. I am grateful for your testimony. Jen I can't wait to see you in a couple weeks!