The Pettersson's

The Pettersson's
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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Back Home :)

So it is Finally Thanksgiving Break! On Friday, November 20 2009, my dad came and picked me, Preston, and Annalisa up from Rexburg. It feels great to be home with my family! I miss them so much. I finally got PANDA :) it was really good. On Saturday morning, me and my best friend went to do baptisms in the Oquirrh Mountain Temple! It was an awesome experience because I haven't done baptisms there for almost three months. When I was there, I had a thought go through my mind. I was thinking that no matter where you are at, you can always feel the spirit. and the work will always be going forth! It was cool because, no matter where i am at the spirit is always there. The spirit was so strong in the temple. There are so many temples around and the work is still the same! It really amazes me. This is the only true Gospel! I know with all my heart and soul. The temple is the place to be.

After the temple I went back home. Me and my mom went to our families cookie exchange. It was awesome!! We got so many cookies. The cookie exchange is where everyone brings there favorite cookies and lets everyone try them. They bring the recipe so that everyone can have it. It is always so fun to get together with my family. we are always so crazy! after the cookie exchange me and my mom went to my friend, Heather Love, wedding. She looked so beautiful. Her and her husband went through the Salt Lake City Temple earlier that morning. I am so proud of bothof them. Getting married in the temple is probably one of the biggest decisions you can make in your life because it will effect everyone in your family and your future family. Zach and Heather are so in love and it is amazing. I cant wait until i get the opportunity to get married in the temple. That is one of my biggest goals in my life is to get married to a return missionary in the temple of the Lord. Life is a great blessing. I feel so grateful for everything that I have. Being able to go to a University where I can feel the spirit all the time is a huge blessing. Being able to sing a hymn and prayer before class starts to invite the spirit is a blessing. I am grateful for everything I have. I love my family!! I am very happy with my life, it is wonderful :)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Our Ancestors are Waiting

Our Ancestors are Waiting…

“If the veil could be parted and we could see the world of spirit, we would likely discover many among them our ancestors anxiously praying and hoping their day of deliverance would come…. Their hearts are turned toward their children on who their hopes rely for deliverance from the
prison house.”

President Joseph Fielding Smith
“The Way to Perfection”
The temple is a beautiful place, a place where the spirit dwells! A place to get away from the world and sorrow! The temple is the Lord's house! I had such a wonderful spirit this week from going to the temple. I know that this is the only true church because of the feelings I have felt and from the experiences that I have had. The Lord is always there! Our ancestors are waiting for us! it is up to us! The quote from President Joseph Fielding Smith explains it! So lets deliver our ancestors from the prison house!
It is almost Thanksgiving, and I am so excited! I am excited to see Missy and kids and to be with my family. I miss them so much, But I know what I need to do. It has been a long 2 months! But iam almost done with my first semester of college. It is crazy. I am doing pretty good, my grades are high and Iam learning a ton! For Thanksgiving me and my parents are driving to Omaha Nebraska to see Missy, Casey, and the kids! I haven't seen them in a long time! they are getting so old. I will be there for about 3-4 days! then I will be flying back to Utah and be with my friends family! It will be a fun break, I lOVE my family!I just need to hang in there for one more week of school, then its the BREAK :) YES!!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Still Searching!

I have been looking through my family names to see if I can take names to the temple and do baptisms! Iam getting so close! It is very exciting and I feel a wonderful spirit! Today, was a special day in the temple. I have had a rough week this week, and I felt like some one was holding me telling me that everything is going to work out. Some times you just want someone to be there to comfort you and take everything away! but these are the things that will help us to grow stronger and become a better person. Christ IS the ONE that will always be there.

I felt his hand in my life these last couple of days. I love him very much. He is my friend. I heard a quote the other day and it was really uplifting.

"A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future and accepts you today just the way you are."

Christ is my best friend, He knows all! We are under his wing, and I feel so grateful for these experiences. It takes a lot of faith to be out on your own. I know that I will never be alone because the Lord will always be on my side!