Saturday, August 23, 2008


What Is This Thing That Men Call Death?
Words by Gordon B. Hinckley, Music by Janice Kapp Perry
What is this thing that men call death,
This quiet passing in the night?’
Tis not the end, but genesis
Of better worlds and greater light.
O God, touch Thou my aching heart,
And calm my troubled, haunting fears.
Let hope and faith, transcendent, pure,
Give strength and peace beyond my tears.
There is no death, but only change
With recompense for victory won;
The gift of Him who loved all men,
The Son of God, the Holy One.
Um. Sometimes horrible things happen to amazing people, and it makes things that much harder. My good friend Hannah lost her father and brother last night. So many people are effected by her father, he was in our bishoprick and a beloved doctor.
It's been very hard for all of my friends, family and everyone in my ward. But we'll make it through because we have eachother.
This has just brough alot of realization to me. I love my dad so much. I don' tknow what i would do without him. I love my family. I will always be grateful for them.
Hannah is the top runner on our cross country team. Our whole team ran for her this morning. It was the hardest race i'd ever run. I totally lost it before the race and was balling my eyes out[especially after i saw my dad and mom], causing me to not be able to breathe half the race, which is a problem in a 3.1 mile race.. breathing is kinda important. Then Hannah came for the girls varsity race, that was the hardest part of all, just to see her. I'm so worried about her. I just don't know what to do.
In this time i think the most important thing is to be close to my family and friends.
I love you all.


*tara* said...

i'm so me if you need anything

Jennifer said...

Emily.. I'm so glad Hannah has friends like you. There's no right thing to say or do, just be there to hug her and to comfort her. She needs support and love like never before!! I love you!! I hope you know how amazing you are!!!