Sunday, April 26, 2009

This is awesome!

This my friends is the newest member to my family! Kinzie Joan Canfield! Its funny how nothing seems to matter when a new child is born. For a minute everyone stops and ponders the mysteries of God. As we sat and talked my brother Gene mentioned that Kinzie doesn't cry. I thought that was awesome but then again she had only been alive for 6 hours so she didn't really have much time to show off those lungs! And this got me thinkin. 6 hours ago Kinzie was with our Heavenly Father. I wonder what goes on in the conversation between God and a child as they are about to embark into the world. Does he warn her? Does he give her tips? Does he tell her that she is being sent to a loving home? I'm sure the last thing he tells a Child is, "I love you... and I will see you soon." HOW comforting would that be?

Preparing for a mission I tend to think about this alot. I'm going to miss my mom (I don't say my dad cause he's tough haha he will tell me to suck it up and be a man dangit!). If you ask my brothers she is one of the biggest influences in all of our lives. When we needed advice we go to her. When we are having a problem she is the first person we call. My mom is one of the single most important people in my life, and I'm going to miss her alot when I'm gone. We are talking about a lady who never missed making me an easter basket for 18 years, who still marked Santa Clause on my gifts this last Christmas and who when everyday I got home from work (at 8 A.M.) sat and talked with my while I ate breakfast. Saying good bye to someone who loves you so much is probably one of the hardest things a person has to do, but we know that we have to do it.

I think the same thing applys to Heavenly Father. I think its hard for him to let us go but he knows we have to do it. Which brings me back to Kinzie. She is at the point of starting a new adventure. I new path, a brand new life. She only has a certain amount of time left on this earth to leave a mark in peoples lives. To live her life to be an example of Jesus Christ. Now mind you she may need to learn how to crawl and walk and talk first. I am starting a new adventure. This time in my life is an awesome one. I get to teach and meet new people and tell them about Gods great gift of eternal life. Its kind of hard to be scared when you know that God is on your side. :) Luke 1:37

1 comment:

Lori said...

dont you love being the youngest in your family.. and to have a trillion neices and nephews.. yep thats where its at! :]