We believe in eternal families.
We believe that families can be together forever…
That familial relationships can extend beyond the separation of death and continue on into eternity.
In adopting our sons, we committed not only to love them and stand by their side through the struggles, trials, and hardships of this life, but to also commit to giving them a connection so strong and unbreakable that they woiuld remain firm throughout eternity, promising them the one thing their past causes them to fear most…
Being abandoned, unloved, forgotten, and alone.
Life’s greatest joys are found in a loving family.
This is so in spite of the many distractions and challenges of life.
Strong family relationships require effort, but such effort can bring great happiness in this life and throughout eternity.
Even in families where relationships are difficult or uncertain, the gospel of Jesus Christ can provide hope, comfort, and healing.
The promise that our families can be together after death brings more meaning in life.
It encourages us to be faithful and loyal.
It improves and enriches our family relationships.
It helps us find joy and hope as we deal with the everyday challenges of life.
And knowing that we can be together again brings comfort and peace as we deal with the suffering or death of loved ones.
The sealing ordinance is the crowning blessing of the temple.
It is God’s greatest gift to His children because it enables us to return to live with Him and all of our loved ones forever.
It offers marvelous blessings for this life and the next.
It is a constant reminder that families are central to God’s plan and to our happiness here and in the eternities.
It provides peace, hope, and joy for all who faithfully receive it.
On Saturday morning we entered the temple to commit our lives to Braden, promising to love him and stand by him forever, never leaving, never walking, never giving up on our relationship with him…
Committing to remain tied together in love throughout this life and into eternity.
The journey to get here wasn’t without bumps and potholes. There were many roadblocks thrown up in our path as Satan worked hard to keep us from gifting Braden with this ultimate gift of parental love and promise,
And receiving that gift ourselves from a loving Heavenly Father:
A Forever Family.
How grateful we are for those who came along side us and supported Braden on his special day, showing him great love…
Showing him Christ-like love.
These are the moments of mortality that realign our vision and give the struggles, purpose.
The strength and beauty of the gospel is found in the love of family.