Sunday, August 28, 2011

Because Life Goes Marching On...

Sydney lost her first tooth! The Tooth Fairy brought her 101 pennies and a love note. What's not to love about the most beautiful and talented 6 year old ever sporting her 'window' to the world??

Sydney and I had a great talk a few weeks ago. There is a beautiful picture that hangs in her room that reminds her of Jonah. For several nights when I tucked her in she would look at the picture and miss Jonah and cry. One night, we talked about how Jesus knows that it hurts when someone we love dies. But He doesn't want us to hurt and He already paid the price to make us feel better. If we pray and ask Heavenly Father to heal our hearts through Jesus' Atonement, she would feel better. She decided it was worth a shot and so we prayed together. Afterward, I told her that remembering Jonah didn't have to hurt, and it could make us happy instead. We still talk about Jonah, but she hasn't cried about missing him since. The Atonement even covers a 6 year old missing her brother.

To me, that is the beauty of the Atonement: That remembering doesnt' have to hurt. No matter the cause of the suffering, when we use the Atonement in our lives, remembering doesn't have to hurt.

In other news, Jaya and cousin Hyrum got the whole watermelon to themselves. After slurping juice and watermelon all over the place, Jaya stripped down because she hates being sticky.

The simple joys of the end of summer. Its good to be two.

1 comment:

  1. Oh that post made me cry- I love that life lesson... "remembering doesn't need to hurt..."