Feb 28, 2004

As I was walking back to my car from work last night, I really took notice on all the beauty around me. I felt so alive! I looked up at the 150 year old church that I pass everyday on my way to work and back, and I was reminded of all the beautiful sights I have seen in my life. How truly blessed am I to live in this beautiful world, to have the experiences I have experienced, and to have the people I have in my life. How truly blessed am I to have the gospel!

I stood there for a few minutes, looking into the clear night sky, staring up at Orion, and I began to feel lighter. I smiled, and I thanked my Heavenly Father for giving me the capacity to love. It is true what the scriptures say; to love is such a greater blessing than to receive it. How grateful I am that the Lord has allowed me to recognize the utter joy that comes from loving someone!

Loving Jaime taught me that if I had the desire, I could develop unconditional love. When Jeremy entered my life, I realized that I had always loved him; and that that love always was and always will be unconditional. I am so grateful and so joyous that I asked the Lord for this miraculous blessing; and in turn I am able to experience a joy that is unknown to many; namely, loving someone for who they are, too see them as God sees them; and to love them for and despite all their weaknesses.

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