Every year on this day I take time to really remember my brother, Rus. I have a scrapbook filled with memories of his life and the things that followed his death- I went through it this morning and of course all the feelings of desperation & hurt came back as I read the newspaper articles & notes people left at the scene where he was found. Heartbreaking to remember, but what I'm thankful for (which is why I'm writing this, so I remember) is the peace & love I feel in my heart as I read thru the notes people gave to me & talks given at the funeral. My testimony of a loving Father in Heaven & the infinite atonement of His son Jesus Christ were engraved in my heart throughout this experience! Everytime I reflect on the loss of Rus, I am reminded of those things I LEARNED & am strengthend by my knoweldge that he IS better & I WILL see him again : ). For anyone who is going through a trial & needs some help, find strength in the Lord! The gospel is the only way to true happiness in this life!
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