Thursday, March 01, 2018

Paved the way

Today is a special day.
Today my Nana Aurora would be 105.
I think about her so much.  
I am grateful for her resilience, courage, and soft feminine nature.  
I hope I am maybe just a little bit like her;
for she truly was deeply amazing.
Nana raised three amazing women-one of which is my mother.
And mom is also truly deeply amazing.
Yesterday Mr. Nielson and I served in the Albuquerque temple.
It was beautiful, calming, peaceful, and safe.
Just what we needed when we needed it.
I always feel close to loved ones who have passed on when 
I walk through the temple doors. 
 Life and death are so closely intertwined,
which confirms my belief that one day I will see Nana again-
and not just Nana but all the loved ones who have gone on before me.
Ancestors who have shaped my life, who I am, and who I can become.
Through sacrifice, endurance, hard work, and trials, they
have helped pave a future for me and my children,
which makes it possible for me to fully enjoy the blessings of 
knowing my divine potential, miracles, and the Savior.
I am forever grateful.

Happy Birthday, Nana Aurora Jones!

* * * * * * * 
Teachings from RMN:
"You understand the principle of temporal self-reliance 
and try to provide for a year's supply, stored at home. 
Please also consider the need for spiritual food and 
self-reliance—not just for a year,
 but for a lifetime—also stored at home."

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