Any time we are faced with significant changes in our lives, it can be a time of apprehension. I am anxious as to what the next four years will bring us as a country. I hope that the outcome of our recent election will prove to have been the right choice for our country as a whole and my individual family. While I did not vote for Obama, and do not agree with all of his policies, I will support him and pray for him because it's the right thing to do.
During this time of uncertainty I am comforted by some words spoken by President Hinckley.
President Hinckley understood that we are living in a challenging dispensation but he was always a man of optimism. He said,
"These are difficult times. The economy is struggling. There is conflict in the world. But the Almighty is keeping his promise that He will bless those who walk in faith and righteousness before Him."
So, amidst all the chaos and uncertainty that is being felt in my head and my heart, if I really stop and reflect on who we are and what we have been given, I can feel peace. We are living in the Promised Land and we are children of a Heavenly Father who loves us and who will watch over us. We have been taught that if we do all that we can to take care of our families, He will take care of us.
So, that is what we will do. Kendon and I will ask Santa for food storage for Christmas (smile), we will continue to decrease our debt, we will recommit to building a strong foundation that will sustain our family. And, we will remember that, "if ye are prepared, ye shall not fear."