Friday, October 09, 2009

Friday FFT -- What Is Real?

I've read a talk given by Elder Bednar about Things as They Really Are several times now and I've learned quite a bit from it. He talks about what is real and how important it is to live in the real world and not let yourself fall into activities that remove you from what is real (like spending way too much time writing and reading other people's blogs).

Unfortunately, what is real is often also full of emotions that are difficult to process and it makes going to what is not real seem a lot easier. That way, maybe you can just avoid the emotions. All in all though, that's a bad idea. Today my heart is very heavy and I'm feeling the emotions. I'm praying for my newest nephew, born early this morning and now at Children's Hospital in Salt Lake. I'm praying for my dear brother and sister-in-law, who I am sure are feeling far more emotion right now than they ever knew they would. Please join me in feeling what is real. And if you're so inclined, please say a prayer for baby Nolan and his parents.


Nolan Ray Robertson died late Friday evening.

When I let myself feel it, the sadness washes over me. I ache for my dear nephew, his brothers, and especially his parents. And I know that what I feel pales in comparison to their sorrow and grief.


Holly said...

Oh Noelle, I am so sorry. My heart goes out to you and your family. I wondered where you were over the weekend...maybe you were with them.

Dan said...

Noelle, Holly and I both are very sorry for this recent occurrence in your family. It's hard to know what to say, especially for his parents. You are all in our best thoughts and prayers, and the Lord is mindful of this circumstance.

An Ordinary Mom said...

I am so sorry, Noelle. This has got to be hard for all in involved. We will keep your entire family in our prayers.