Thursday, May 14, 2009

With These Two Hands

The Lord always says he will never give us more than we can handle. He knows our strengths and our weakness. He says that he will make weak things strong. I have had to ask my Heavenly Father to help me find my strength to carry on. I was prompted to go to one of my old journal's and read it. This is what I found as soon as I opened the journal. What a comfort this has been to me.........my own words.......my own Testimony. Another of His tender mercies shown unto me. That I am strong enough with his help to carry on. He gave me these two hands to accomplish great and marvelous things. I will not let him down just as my Savior has never let me down.
It reads
With these two hands, I promise my Father in Heaven, Jesus Christ, Joseph Smith, my Family, and my Son that I will only do good with them. I will help others, and serve others. I will be a friend. I will do things to bring others up. I vow to be a good Mom to my Son Will and to my future children. At the end of each day I will look at my hands and think of all the things they did and how neat it will be to see where they will take me. I will choose the right. And hold fast to the Iron Rod. I will pray daily and read my scriptures daily. I will remember my Father who is in heaven. I know the Savior died on the Cross for me and I know He lives. With these two hands I will do what the Lord needs me to do.
Love Crystal July 17, 2001
Sage Lawrence Eldredge was born on July 17th 2008.

7 comments:

Sharron said...

Aren't our hands so wonderful? I have thought about them a lot lately. . . and taking pictures. I had a lot and didn't like them until I found one that the hands were doing something good and I understood. I have had some pretty awful injuries and been blessed so that they could serve. At the time of the blessing, I had a bit of a bad attitude, but worked through my fears and obeyed what I was told to do then.

It has been interesting watching them age. I find it funny when I see women who are vain about their hands. I am grateful for the opportunities I have had that have aged mine.

Tamra and Jim said...

What a sweet testimony from a choice lady! You have always been special.

Amanda and John said...

WOW! I love how your past journals and thoughts have helped you in such a difficult time. Thanks for being such an example in keeping journals for ourselves and our posterity.

Liz said...

Crystal I'm so proud of you and so thankful that you have been so faithful at keeping your journals! They have brought you so much comfort in the past just by writing things down and now those very things are bringing you comfort again. It's so strange how the dates match and yet not strange at all! The Lord will comfort those that stand in need of comforting and he continues to find ways to do that...each time strenghening our testimonies.

Jessica Caldwell said...

That is so neat that you wrote that down 7 years to the date that Sage was born. Even though I hate my handwriting I have began to write in my journals more then once a year. Thank you for your example.

BeckyinQC said...

I seriously got the chills when I read this post. I love the tender mercies our Heavenly Father sends to us. Sometimes this journey seems so lonely but its these simple reminders that tells us he will not abandon us in our time of need that pull us through.

I love the photos that Kim took as well. They are absolutely beautiful. So many of them made me cry and brought back faimilarity for me. I'm so glad you have these precious pictures though. It looks like Sage is buried at the Mesa cemetary on Brown & Center?? If you feel up to it, we should do lunch and take a trip in together. Call me anytime 480-888-9987.

Chandy said...

What a wonderful testimony and confidence in your faith. I wish I can be as strong as you are... You truly are a choice spirit, Crystal...