Wednesday, May 6, 2009


This picture is from 10 years ago of a 21 week old fetus. He had to have surgery to help correct a birth defect. At 21 weeks after conception this little baby was able to grasp on to the surgeon's hand! To think that children are not "technically" alive until they are born is Ridiculous! Recently I have been given the opportunity to think about our Heavenly Father's Plan for us here on this Earth. Two of my cousins have lost their babies, One was Still Born and the other was only 12 hours old. I cannot imagine the pain that has been felt by these parents and their families. These instances have given me a chance to "check" my faith in our Heavenly Father and our Savior. I have a firm belief that our Heavenly Father is a loving Father who gives us challenges to make us stronger, not to show us who is in charge. He only gives us trials that we can handle. Weather we think we can or not, he knows we can! He has a plan for each one of us, weather we are a fetus or 100 years old. Each one of us has a purpose and a plan. For my cousins who have lost their children I cannot fathom the heartache and grief that is felt. I do not know anything that I could say to stop that pain, but I do know that those babies are very precious and special to God! Their life here on Earth was not wasted and probably was more important then mine. Their only mission was to receive a physical body and they did that. They did not have to live in this "hate" filled world or go through any trials of their own to become stronger, they were already strong enough! To be a parent of such a valiant spirit is amazing to me. What special people they must be to have been chosen by those precious angels to be their parents. Our Savior died for us so that we might all be saved. Families can be together FOREVER. Our lives do not end when we leave this Earth. We will see all those that have gone on before us again, and oh what the joy that will be. What a wonderful thing to know, how it comforts my soul to know that my little family is together forever no matter what happens here.


tiffunny said...

Great post!

Heidi said...

Wow Hilary...this was great! I appreciate your feelings and words and like you said, we need to have that "check" in our lives sometimes so we realize and appreciate the atonement and the gospel in our lives. What a comfort it is to know that our families our forever. Love ya cous!!