El don del albedrío es uno de los más preciados que nuestros Padres han depositado en nosotros, porque simboliza el gran amor que tienen hacia sus hijos y la confianza de que sabremos tomar las decisiones adecuadas.
The gift of agency is one of the most cherished our Parents have placed upon us, because it symbolizes the great love they have for their children and the confidence that we will make the right decisions.
I can envision Christ wrapping His arm around the shoulder of the one who I’ve deemed my ‘enemy’ and saying “This is my Friend. Please, love them.” He’s giving us the opportunity to lay down our weapons, and see that this person before us can, too, be our friend.
A special light came into the eyes of men and women who had once been close to the church but had distanced themselves because of the pain, when they read our sign and realized who we were. It was beautiful to listen to their stories, share ours, and express our love for them.
Thankfully, I have been able to accept that being a lesbian was somehow part of the plan, and in many ways I am thankful this is part of my experience in my daily life.
Diariamente nos esforzamos por ser mejores y es por eso que somos tan grandemente bendecidos
Every day, we strive to become better people and that is why we have so many blessings
I look back with fondness and gratitude on my time as a Latter-day Saint. I honor the many wonderful experiences I had then and look ahead to even greater times of joy in my life to come.
We must live without fear or envy of others’ stories. Live with confidence. Know your truth. Always have confidence in the abundance of our Heavenly Father’s love for all of us.