"The fight for freedom is God's fight.
So when a man stands for freedom he stands with God.
And as long as he stands for freedom he stands with God.
And were he to stand alone he would still stand with God.
A man will be eternally vindicated and rewarded for his stand for freedom."
--Ezra Taft Benson

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Faith of the little ones

Our little 8 year old came up to me and was asking me how much longer before the next judge is going to judge our dad? I told him it would be a little while longer. He said, "mom if the next judge won't do their job and let our dad out then it will be Jesus that will be the one that will let our dad out." This brought many tears to my eyes because he is 100 percent correct. It also makes me feel so grateful to know that our little 8 year old has a testimony of God and Jesus Christ. I am amazed at these children's strength and how courageous they are while their daddy's are away from them. I also do know that even though they are trying to be brave they are still suffering and struggling inside.

Our children bring Dave and I such happiness. They are our greatest blessings. I need to learn from the example of our children and start having more trust and faith in God during this process. I know that it is because of their faith and their strong spirits that help Dave make it through each day. Everyday he calls and all he wants to know is if I am happy and how the children are doing. He actually doesn't like to talk about anything else. He only wants to make sure that his family is taken care of and he worries about us constantly. Other inmates in his room tell him to stop thinking about his family and focus on other things. He tells them that his family is his whole world and that is what he will always put his focus on. We are so blessed to have such a wonderful husband/dad in our lives. We will continue to pray for our Dad and put our trust and faith in God to help bring him home.