This life and the Plan of our Father in Heaven is centered on the family. Sister Julie B. Beck did a beautiful job explaining this here. I am so grateful for the Plan and for the opportunity I have to be a family with Chase and to fulfill my divine destiny here on earth to be a mother. I know having the opportunity to become a mother is a privilege that many are earnestly, righteously seeking after. I feel very blessed that the Lord is allowing me this privilege. My heart is also full this morning because I know how hard the adversary is attacking families, and I wish I could just protect my students, my family, and my daughter from these attacks.
My family faced a heavy blow from the adversary just over 4 years ago, back when I first taught this lesson in the seminary classroom. I remember what a wreck I was trying to teach this lesson. Although the trial we face is a difficult one, it has made my testimony all the stronger. I hope my students will sense and feel that today.
I hope my family knows how much I love them.
I hope Chase knows how excited I am to officially start our family.
I hope each of us realizes the love our Father in Heaven has for us and how blessed we are to experience glimpses of His love by being in families here on earth. How grateful I am for the Great Plan of Happiness!