Let’s talk about parenting for a bit. Some of us have children to show for and some haven’t had the chance to bring spirits to this earth yet. Sometimes if the kids are acting up we may think it’s not all fun and games or we may believe that we’re at our wit’s end and can’t go on.
The following excerpt was taken from a talk written by Elder Robert D. Hales for the Friend to Friend: I am a Child of God, March 1978.
“Adam and Eve were the very first parents on earth. They used their agency to decide what laws they would obey. They chose to become parents and to have children come into their home where they could lovingly teach them the gospel. Your parents, too, chose to bring you and your brothers and sisters into the world so that other spirit children of our Father in heaven could also come to earth.
"Heavenly Father planned for our kind and dear earthly parents to also be with us in heaven where we will live together as eternal families. Just as we show love for our Father in heaven by obeying His laws and commandments, we honor our earthly parents by loving and obeying them."
So, whether we’re enjoying ourselves with the little ones, or not, as the case may be, we’ll receive blessings for doing what’s right in the eyes of the Lord.
Have a great 4th of July!
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