Big News

7 Dec
I have some big news that I want to share today. I’m a little bit nervous about sharing this information just because I’m not sure how it will be received, but I want you to know that I am full of joy and hopefully that will be enough.
So, it all started with a little trip to Salt Lake City…

On the last night of our visit, we finally made time to go visit Temple Square. If you are not familiar with the Temple Square, it is basically the epicenter of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (aka Mormon or LDS Church). We had driven around the square several times and were taken by the beauty, but we kept putting a visit off. It is all open to the public (except for the Temple itself). We really didn’t know what to expect and just planned to walk around a bit and then go back and pack up to leave the next morning.

We ended up talking to two of the sisters for a while and Havie shared with him that he had grown up in the Mormon church. His mother was Catholic and his father was Mormon, so they switched back and forth every weekend growing up. When his mom passed from Cancer, he basically lost all of his faith. However, he had a feeling that night that he was supposed to return to the church. He asked the sisters to send missionaries to visit with him. They walked us over to the auditorium where we got to listen to the organist practicing. I have to admit that I was curious. I felt a presence and peace that I couldn’t deny.
Havie asked me if I would be willing to look into the church with him, and I told him that I would. I had never seen my husband like this before, how could I not be open to learning more? I have to admit though, that I was very skeptical. I thought that I knew what the Mormon church was about and I couldn’t imagine that I would be able to buy into it.
Fast forward a few weeks, and we were visited by two of the local missionaries. They brought such a message of love into our home. They dispelled some of my biggest misconceptions that night, but the biggest thing that happened was they asked us to pray. To ask God to let us know that the words they were saying to us were true. And they promised that if we asked with sincere hearts, we would receive a message. And we did.
The last few weeks, we have been immersed in the word of God. We have been meeting with the missionaries several times a week for lessons as well as going to church on Sunday. I’ve had moments of serious doubt- of fear. But I’ve also had moments of pure love. I’ve realized that this is my path, and we have set a date of baptism for the 19th of December.
I don’t want you to think that I’m going to become some brainwashed ultra-religious person. I am still going to be me. I just have the greater purpose and path that I’ve always been seeking. I will be sharing some of this spiritual journey from time to time, but I will continue to mostly blog about the same things I have been.
If you have questions, I would love to answer them or at least find the answer if I don’t know it yet. Regardless of your own personal religious inclinations, I hope that you can respect that faith is a personal journey, as I do for you.

2 Responses to “Big News”

  1. bRandy at 3:23 pm #

    if you've found what you're looking for, then that's what matters most…and only. i am happy for you 🙂

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