You’re blissfully happy, having found that special one you want to marry. He proposes and you say yes. You start planning the wedding. And the stress begins, and pretty soon you’re wondering if all this headache is worth it. Sound familiar?
One of my favorite children’s songs has these lyrics: “Where love is, there God is also. Where love is, we want to be.” I am humming it to myself right now.
Today at church we had Stake Conference, where many congregations (called Wards) met together. I think our Stake has 10 congregations all together. So it was a bigger crowd than on a usual Sunday. The meeting was very uplifting, and the chance to see friends in other congregations was fun. As we sang the closing hymn, I had a life changing experience.
I hope you’ll bear with me as I share a personal story. It’s been a few years, so I can look back on this experience with objectivity. But I still cringe remembering this day. I survived a pulmonary embolism by the grace of God.
I sat in the darkened movie theater and tried to catch my breath. The movie I had just seen was so gripping that I had been holding my breath for what seemed like hours! My husband, sitting beside me, exclaimed “That was SO COOL!!”
I’ve got a terrible confession to make. Sunday stresses me out!! I don’t mean the regular kind of stress, I mean the kind where I can feel the pressure building in my head. And I have to stop and take several deep breaths to slow my heart. It’s terrible! Here I am helping my family have a connection with God, and all I can do is wish I were able to stay home.