Life is good because ... it just is. I can't say why. If I were to say why then I would be here all day writing a 10 page paper on why life is good. It just is.
God is Great. In many ways. He is all powerful, all knowing, perfect, perfectly loves each and all of his children. He gave His only begotten son to live in this mortal mess so that we, his children, could take hold on the atonement and exercise our faith to become better beings, more like He Is, and do good work. He is so loving and always there for our support, even in our hardest times when we want to be alone or when we feel like we are alone. He is there. Just hold on.
(tangent: You know, I have friends who think they need all the answers right when they want them. They think they have to hurry up and choose an answer that fits their schema, when really, they need to be patiently waiting on the Lord, studying his word, asking him, thinking it out, bringing their answers before him, listening with their hearts TO HIM. Truly listening to him can be hard sometimes. But it is always worth the sacrifice. Following him can be hard sometimes, but it is always a better outcome. Following God and Christ gives us peace and true, lasting happiness in our souls. And it is strong. So, if you don't know the answers, or you are confused, just know; that happens sometimes. We have to figure things out, but we don't have to make hasty decisions. Rather than following the world, follow God. Rather than putting your trust in man, trust in God. Rather than hide your faults and hurts from him, tell them to him and ask him how to get rid of them. You have to listen to God, and it is not always what we want to hear, but it is important and right and true. God is constant. He doesn't lie. He is perfect. He loves us, and he loves us perfectly.)
One thing I have learned is this: Everything God has given us is because he loves us. Everything God has taken away from us or withheld from us is because he loves us.
Sometimes it is hard, but I kinda know why we have to go through hard things, so I guess I can't really say "I don't know why."
Ryan loves me. Yes. I have a good husband. 7 and a half years of marriage has been wonderful. It has not been perfect. If you have a perfect marriage, then look closer at it and improve something. It takes perfect people to have a perfect marriage and all us people are imperfect beings capable of wonderful things. You know, he is in The Mormon Tabernacle Choir. It is so wonderful. It is a beautiful choir. Mack Wilberg is the director. He is a genius at it. I don't know how. Anyway, it has been a great blessing to us. Also, Ryan helps me a lot. He helps around the house. He is patient when it is hard for me to leave whatever party we are at and go home. He makes breakfast in the morning and even when I don't come in for it because I'm busy getting ready, he still makes me some. What an angel of a man. He listens, he works hard, he teaches good, he serves. He loves me. He wants to be a father. He is faithful to me. He is faithful to God. He is just wonderful. I love that man. I love you, Ryan Paul Withers! If you read this blog entry leave a comment and I will know. (*Is there a devil emoticon face I can insert here?)
SO. God is Great. Ryan Loves Me. Life is Good.