Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My Wedding Gown

When, I bought my wedding gown it had a big open area in the back, it was a heart shaped opening. My Mom had a rather difficult time trying to figure out how to fill in the heart to make my gown Temple Worthy.  I was excited to be getting married  to Spencer but, even more excited that I was worthy of the Temple and all of its blessings. I knew that my Heavenly Father was pleased with me and all that I had been through to prepare myself for a Temple wedding.
I found that my heart was still saddened because, we had not yet been sealed to our oldest child William. I knew that if I kept the faith that one day he would be sealed to us. That joyous day came and we were sealed to William and my Heart was full!
Within minutes of Sage leaving my arms I asked my Mother if she would make his burial clothing for me. My Mom said yes right away which, was what I needed to hear. After, thinking about it for a little bit, I realized that was a pretty tall order and that it might be to hard for Mom to do mentally. I talked with Mom about it and she said we will figure this out and to not worry. I remember Mom asking me what pattern I wanted and the details I wanted. (If anyone knows me they know I am very picky and need to know all the details) I told Mom to just pick it all out I could not, I remember telling her that whatever she picked out would be perfect. My Mom did figure it out and I did not have to worry. Sharron Huish an old friend of my Moms was called and I had peace in my heart knowing she would be the perfect person, to help Mom make his clothing. Sharron and Mom did a beautiful job. I just sat and held each peace as it was completed. Thank you both for doing this for me.
I remember thinking about how happy I was to have that Big Heart filled in the back of my Wedding Dress. My Mother, Spencer and my Savior Jesus Christ had taken my broken heart and made it whole again. My wedding dress now has the big heart shape taken out of the back once again and was used to sew the collars in Sage's clothing. I know that over time Spencer and my Heart's will mend. It is going to take time, faith, and patience. I know that my Savior Jesus Christ will mend my Heart and make it whole once again. What a comfort it was to me to know that Spencer and I had been sealed together forever. I take great comfort in that promise everyday.
"Jesus Christ is the Way. He is the Light and Life, Bread, and Water, the Beginning and the End, the Resurrection and the Life, the Savior of the world, the Truth, and the Way. There is only one way to happiness and fulfillment. He is the Way. Every other way, any other way, is foolishness.....He is the Way."
The Way
Elder Lawrence E. Corbridge
Of the Seventy

This is my Testimony of these most Scared Doctrine truths.
In the name of Jesus Christ Amen.
Crystal Eldredge


Belle's Blog said...

I admire your strength and faith! Praying for you on a regular basis.

Tamra and Jim said...

Crystal, you are just awesome!!!

The Old Lady said...

I linked to your story through Kelly's Korner and have followed your healing. My family prays that your family will continue to be comforted with a peace only our Savior can provide.

Jessica Caldwell said...

He looked beautiful in his clothes. I know one day he will be placed back into your arms Oh what a joyous day that will be.

I love you

Georgia said...

I love you Crystal, you are a great example to me. I ever so desire to have strong faith like you, I love your testimony and your heart. I am so thankful Spencer found you. love Georgia.

Lara said...

Crystal, this analogy of the heart being broken and mended and then broken again is just so beautiful and perfect. I do know that your heart will be mended yet again someday though the power of Christ.

Love you.

Anonymous said...

You are an absolutely amazing and beautiful woman. I hope I can be like you through my trials!! God bless you to keep going!! I am sure you are a strength to others and to your family!

Lisa Creek