what we came for

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I attended a funeral today - my grandfather's, and my dad spoke at it.

He said, "Maybe we go along life and expect all of the lights to be green,
and we think that the elevator should come as soon as we push the button.
Maybe we think that things should always be easy,
and when they're not we say,
"I didn't sign up for this."

But we did. - - It's exactly what we signed up for."

This reminder was necessary. This life, this existence and this person I am becoming -
Is exactly what I came to this earth for.
I am exactly who I came to earth to be.


Kari said...

I love this. So, so true.

larajanepark said...

Beautiful. I'm not sure how I stumbled upon your blog, but I feel peaceful when I read it- so thanks.
I'm sorry about your Grandfather. I lost mine 3 years ago and I think of him every day. He was my hero.

Jessica Joy said...
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Jessica Joy said...

Thank you for this. I've been thinking a lot about these kinds of things today, and this just added to my great experience and gratitude and love for the gospel!

Lizzy said...

I'm so sorry about your Grandpa :(. Stay strong Mands! I just read your last few posts and I really like them. You're amazing and as long as you focus on the most important things in life you will be happy and know that everything will turn out well.

Love you! And will send a letter soon.

Brittany said...

I have never thought of this before--about how I knew exactly what I signed up for with this whole earth thing. And I was so so excited.

Thanks for the reminder.

katrina said...

thank you for the reminder. beautiful.

SeLu MaRie FoTu said...

Thanks for this Mandy! I totally needed it today :)

Julie Carol Standley said...

My g-pa just recently passed too.
Oh this made me cry. i needed a good cry.

thanks for sharing!!

Stueller said...

I have never been to your blog before, but I had to say, thank you for sharing that thought, it is simple beautiful and so true! Thanks for the reminder.