Thursday, September 30, 2010

Remembering Derek, especially today.

Today marks the day when my cousin Derek passed away from cancer last year.  He was 31 years old.  We miss him.  I miss him.  I regret being so far away.  He was a good cousin.  We were buds.  I could have been better.  I hope I was good enough.  You live and you learn.

I'm grateful to know of the Plan of Salvation, Heavenly Father's eternal plan for us to return to Him.  My gratitude is full toward the Savior who with the Atonement made it possible for us to be able to return to live with our Heavenly Father through repentance.  I'm glad to know that this life isn't the end, and that there is purpose for our being here on the earth.  And what a beautiful earth He has made for us!  We have been blessed with so much.

Life certainly is precious, and sacred.  Nothing should be taken for granted.  Each of us deserves love and respect just like any son or daughter of a king.  Which is precisely what each of us is.  God is our Father, we here on earth are his spirit children, and oh the divine potential we possess!  Let us strive to live up to it each day!  Oh how grateful I am to the Savior who makes up for the rest when my best isn't enough.

1 comment:

  1. You are a special cousin...we know what a great friendship you had with Derek. I remember him talking to you on the computer (or phone?) from time to time, and telling us what you were up to. You must have been pretty fun to warrant all those road trips to AZ! :) We all miss him a lot. Thanks for remembering.


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