Monday, March 15, 2010
The other night as our family gathered and were talking, Courtney asked me how I can be so strong. I want to publicly share what I told her.
First off, I know the truth. I know that the newspapers don't always give an accurate portrayal of the truth and haven't in our case, and that intelligent people realize that; especially the people that know and care about us. We have experienced the love, support, and understanding of the kind of people that I truly trust and believe in, and I truly feel sorrow for people that want to destroy us and make us feel miserable because they are obviously suffering in misery and do not know where to go for peace and true healing.
I also know the truth about what Heavenly Father thinks of us and especially what He thinks of Kev. I know Kev's heart, and I know that he is a kind and deeply compassionate person who wouldn't intentionally hurt anyone and that would do anything to lighten the emotional and financial load of someone else. (Help with the dishes; not so much) It is true that the truth sets us free and knowing the truth gives me strength.
Most importantly, I know that I can be strong at a time like this because of the gift of the Holy Ghost and the comforting and protective influence. I feel a protective shield from the "fiery darts." I truly know that comforting influence is more powerful in times such as this, and I am grateful that I have always known that I don't have to rely on man-made substances to calm my troubled heart. I have faith in the kind of peace that "surpasses all understanding."
Like I have said before, I am grateful that in times such as this I can draw on my faith in the Atonement and the healing powers that have been willingly and lovingly offered by my Savior, Jesus Christ. I know that I cannot be strong on my own.
Posted by Tanya at 7:36 AM