On June 1, 2010 our two year old, "Little Air Bear," was diagnosed with Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Type M7. After enduring 146 days at Primary Children's Hospital, Erin is now in remission and living a full life at home with our family. Her strong will and constant happy smile is an inspiration to us all. Through our difficult circumstances we found great strength and peace in our Savior, Jesus Christ. Thank you for checking in on us.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The wise man built his house upon a rock

Our biggest trial started yesterday. Looking back though, we have been slowly prepared for this. On Monday as we were driving to the Swenson Grandparents for a Memorial Day dinner, Cecily was singing "The wise man built his house upon a rock."

The wise man built his house upon a rock
The wise man built his house upon a rock
The wise man built his house upon a rock
And the rains came tumblin' down.
The rains came down and the floods came up.
The rains came down and the floods came up.
The rains came down and the floods came up.
And the house on the rocks stood still.

When she finished singing, John took the opportunity to teach Cecily about the meaning behind that song. As we build our lives upon the Rock of our Salvation, our Savior Jesus Christ, then when the rains descend, and the floods come and the winds blow and beat upon our house it will not fall.

Last night with my heart and mind full of the whirwind of events of the day I opened my scriptures to where I had left off the night before. Just a few verses into my reading of the Resurrected Savior visiting the Nephites I came upon these verses.

"Therefore, whoso heareth these sayings of mine and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, who built his house upon a rock - And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not, for it was founded upon a rock." 3 Nephi 14: 24-25.

The Spirit gently reminded me of our conversation with Cecily about building our lives upon our Savior. I am thankful for all the things (for lack of a better word) in our lives that have helped us build our foundation on Christ. Our beautiful children that are such a blessing to us, our extended family and friends who are so supportive, daily prayers, scripture study, temple attendance, going to church each week, our callings and having the opportunity to teach lessons from which we end up learning the most, the daily chances to serve and be served.

I know that we will be supported in our trials and our troubles and our afflictions.

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