We have also been prepping James for his baptism in a couple of months. We have been able to have some really sacred experiences as a family. I feel really blessed and watched over. I know God does not leave us comfort less. Even though the past several months have been trying, it has also made me grow and stretch in ways I didn't anticipate. I see His wondrous hand in my life. His guiding influence and love in some dark times. Sometimes we have to experience the dark in order to more fully appreciate the light Christ has to offer.
In the Book of Mormon there is a story about a man who has a vision of the tree of life. In order to get to the tree he had to pass through mists of darkness. I have never appreciated that story more than now. The mists of darkness descends on all travelers. No one is immune. I too am passing through mists of darkness, but I know if I hold on I can make it through. It's not easy, but know it is worth it. This too shall pass...eventually. I have a lot to be thankful for. I have a lot to work on too. Here is to February and to see all she holds for me and our family.