Monday, August 20, 2012

Day 228, August 20

Today is my sister and her husband's 39th anniversary.  That her husband, Rolf, has been gone for over two years makes no difference.  Thirty-nine years ago, Carla and Rolf were sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City Temple.  There, they made covenants to each other and to the Lord.

Those sacred promises carried them through trials that might have destroyed the union of others, including the death of their infant daughter, recurring health problems, caring for elderly parents, and others.

Life throws curves at us all.  No one escapes without walking through the refiner's fire.  Often, more than once.

This I know for sure:  my sister and her beloved husband walked through the fire together and came out on the other side.


  1. May God send His blessings to your sister as she honors her marriage this day. I am sure that she will feel the presence of her husband with her.

  2. Wow, 39 years. Just imagine when they are reunited in heaven, 39 years will seem like so little compared to the eternity that they will get to share.