Sunday, January 16, 2011

Good Things to Come

In this in-between phase in life that I'm living I sometimes feel like I've only yet gone 34 miles and still have so much more ahead.  I think about student debt, cinder block walls, and a too-small bed on risers so all our little belongings can stay tucked underneath.  I think about all that lies ahead and I sometimes feel overwhelmed.  But it is because of the gospel of Christ that I look forward with an eye of hope.  I have faith and I know that, just as Elder Holland says, there are good things to come.  At times, when hope is small and my little apartment feels even smaller it is almost as if I can hear my future-self whispering, "Hang in there.  Put things in perspective.  This is such a short phase in life.  And there are so, so many good things to come."  May the hope of Elder Holland's message fill you with peace and love and help you each to know that Christ lives and is the source of that hope.  That this heartfelt feeling would travel into each of your own hearts is my quiet prayer.  I share these things with you in the name of Jesus Christ.  Amen.


Kathy Haynie said...

Thank you Katie. This one gets me every time I see it. A good message, always, for all of us. (But especially, perhaps, when living in a tiny apartment with cinder block wall...)


sweetpea0944 said...

I know that feeling of being a young wife and mother living in a small space. I understand how hard it gets at times but believe me it won't be long until you will look back at these days and wonder where the time went and how the years slipped away when you didn't notice.