one of the most meaningful of all of my beliefs is that families can be together forever-not just this life but forever.
in the past couple of weeks, people around me have experienced the devastation of a stillborn baby, i cannot imagine the tragedy and horror of coming home from the hospital without a baby. i have thought a lot about this over the years as i have seen this happen to people around me and again the past couple of weeks. i have watched as families come together and mourn the loss. i have also seen the moments of peace and hope that come from a belief in eternal families.
i came across this quote on an instagram post that i have seen before. it provides a sense of peace and comfort for me.
"in my leisure moments I have meditated upon the subject, and asked the question, why it is that infants, innocent children, are taken away from us, especially those that seem to be the most intelligent and interesting. The strongest reasons that present themselves to my mind are these: This world is a very wicked world; and it … grows more wicked and corrupt. … The Lord takes many away, even in infancy, that they may escape the envy of man, and the sorrows and evils of this present world; they were too pure, too lovely, to live on earth; therefore, if rightly considered, instead of mourning we have reason to rejoice as they are delivered from evil, and we shall soon have them again. …" --joseph smith
there are certainly many things in this life that i don't understand. sometimes i don't understand why bad things happen to good people, but i know there is a plan in all of it. i know that through this loss, these families will be reunited someday.