Wow, it has been two months since I posted here. I had a bad case of depression and it took a lot out of me. It seems to be lifting, though. January usually does bring the beginings of the end of the seasonal depression.
I was thinking today about the because of things. Our Sunday School teacher asked us what we would miss if we took away The Book of Mormon from our religion. I stated that, flaws and all, I would miss me because almost everything I am and do is because of my faith and knowledge of the gospel. Without it, I would be someone else. And so with that, I am going to post a somewhat different "Because of You" post.
Because of my Savior, Jesus Christ, I can repent and try to right my wrongs.
Because of my Savior, I can be better today than yesterday and better tomorrow than today.
Because of Him, I can return to live with my Father in Heaven.
Because of Him, I can be with my family forever.
Because of Him, I will again be able to see my friend that died on New Year's Eve.
Because of Him, someday my pain will be gone and I will be able to understand why I went through it
Because of Him, I have 7 wonderful children
Because of Him, when I am sad or lonely or depressed, or in pain, I know that I can pray and ask for help. The help may not be the taking away of the pain, or sadness, but a giving of strength to help me make it through. And that is ok-- eventually.
So, thank You for giving me this knowledge and this life. I may not always like it or appreciate it, but, because of You, it will be ok.