I'm going to interrupt the scheduled programming because I feel a need to say something. It seems as though every time I hear the news or more personally, read my facebook news feed, there is a tragedy somewhere.
Recently a young mother of 4 lost her husband in an avalanche accident while another young couple are sitting by their 18 month old son who is not expected to live. Sadness and devastation are all around us and even though I am not closely acquainted with these people I can not help but ache for them. It makes me look at my own life and my own family and not want to take any moment for granted. It makes me not want to speak a cross word to my husband or be too stern or impatient with my sons. I want to enjoy them and love them and cherish them. Because you never know.
I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and it is my testimony that families are forever. I believe that after death our spirits continue to live, will eventually be reunited with our bodies, and that we can be with our families for eternity. It is through the atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ that we have this blessing. He suffered and died for each of us, to give us the opportunity to have eternal life - so that when tragedy occurs and we lose a child or a young spouse, or any loved one, we can be comforted that we will see them again. I know this is true.
As much as I love makeup, hair, clothes and silly things, I love my family. I love the Lord. I love His gospel and the knowledge it gives me that this life is but a short moment in our journey. I love to share with you the awesome products I find and the tips and tricks I've learned but in light of these recent tragedies and with their families on my mind, tonight I want to share with you something so much more important than that: my belief in and love for my Savior and how being a member of His church has brought me peace and joy.
If it is my intent to blog about things that I think are of benefit to you then tonight is the most important post I have ever written. If I feel the need to share about lipsticks and eyeshadows I certainly could not keep this to myself. :)