Sunday, November 7, 2010

Day Seven.
a picture of someone/something that has had the biggest impact on me.

There are quite a few that come to mind.
My parents-not necessarily for any good reasons, but because of the trials they were kind enough to bestow me with, I became the person I am today, which is something I am not ashamed of.
My husband-obviously...Evan and I have often talked about where I would be if we hadn't gotten married whe
n we had...*shudders* it wouldn't be pretty.

However, I'm sorry if it seems cliche for our little Mormon world, but the number one person absolutely would be
Christ.

This is my favorite picture of Him. And I know that He has had an incredible impact on all of us (assuming that I am aware of who actually reads this)or else we probably wouldn't have ever met, and definitely wouldn't be where we are today.
But, I will let you know the reasons why He is the number 1 impact on my life.

A few people have heard me say this before, and it may have seemed kind of like an exaggeration, but I am being 100% honest in saying that I would not be here, on this earth, living this life, if it weren't for my knowledge and testimony of Christ and his church,
and of my purpose while here in this life.
I would have given up long ago. I know I am only 21, but it would have happened by now, trust me.
I know that I have the love of my husband, and of most of my family, and quite a few friends who genuinely care about me, but there have been many, many times that that wasn't enough to give me the strength to carry on. It may seem weak and selfish, but its the truth. There has been more than one occasion where the one and only thing that kept me going was prayer, and the strength I received from it. I know that Christ lives, and that He is my Savior.
He has given me purpose in this life when I could not find it anywhere else. I know that I am here for a reason, and that through faith and obedience I can hopefully help others learn of the happiness that I have been blessed to know through my knowledge of Christ.

2 comments:

  1. Not cliche at all. Nicely put, I think in one way or the other this is true for most.
    P.S. These are some neat posts, and I LOVE Harry Potter, probably too much.

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  2. Wow, now I feel so much less spiritual than you. lol

    As someone who has gone through some pretty severe depressions myself...I know what you mean. There was one night when I knew that if I locked the bathroom door and took a hot bath and a whole bottle of pills, my roommates probably wouldn't find me in time.

    I thought about it for a long time.

    And the only thing that kept me from doing it was I knew that my Savior would be disappointed in me.

    ((hugs))

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