Sunday, February 24, 2013 | By: Sara Ridges

Visit My Other Blog!

Hello everybody who finds this message!

This blog is officially retired however I will keep it for a while for access to past posts.
I am continuing the adventure on my other blog
Share Dessert
http://www.sharedessertcompany.com/

So come check it out! Hope to see ya there!
Sunday, October 28, 2012 | By: Sara Ridges

My Sweet Ben

Hello family and friends,
My sweet Ben has quickly deteriorated and his mortal life is coming to an end.
Ben was able to attend the Brigham City Temple Dedication a few weeks ago as his last hoorah out of the house. I can't think of a better activity to choose. It truly was a blessing to be at a sacred event surrounded by family. Ben is now chair-bound from increased pain in addition to fatigue so he hasn't been able to stand or be out of his chair for more than a few minutes. The tumors are growing and causing increased pain and general ill feeling. We are not seeking further treatment. By the power of priesthood blessings, Ben's pain has been controlled this week to a tolerable level that he might enjoy these last days with family and have a peaceful passing.
Ben's faith continues to grow and he is being sanctified as we trust in the Lord that this is his plan. We all continue to learn from this experience as we yield up our hearts to Christ. It is heartbreaking yet peaceful. We hold onto the knowledge that we will be together for eternity after all is said and done. It is hard but all is well.
We have been able to enjoy some wonderful visits with family and friends on top of our own personal time during the last few days. We have been looking at old photographs and videos and reminiscing about the fun times we had. These sweet moments I will cherish forever.
We celebrated our anniversary, or better known as our Thanksiversary, early. We were married the day before thanksgiving so every year we prepare a delicious turkey feast for two for our anniversary. We look forward to this day all year. As we ate dinner we watched our wedding video that brought on tears of joy and tears of sadness.
It is absolutely heartbreaking but we are kept strong and able to endure by holding on to the thoughts of the opportunities and promises that lie in our future when we are reunited.
We love you and are lucky to have such a large amazing group of family and friends.
His will be done and all will be right. 
We would have it no other way.
Peace is with us.
Friday, September 28, 2012 | By: Sara Ridges
Sunday, September 23, 2012 | By: Sara Ridges

Building Faith

I read this in Ensign September 2012 "Building Faith in Christ" and thought I would share.

Paul includes faith in his list of spiritual gifts (see 1 Corinthians 12:9). Faith indeed comes by the spirit, yet as the Bible Dictionary notes, "Although faith is a gift, it must be cultured and sought after until it grows from a tiny seed to a great tree." There is much we can do to influence and expand the endowment of faith we receive through the Holy Spirit.


I just really liked this. :)
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 | By: Sara Ridges

Why are we here?



I just wanted to share this with everyone because I thought it was really cool.


Thursday, August 30, 2012 | By: Sara Ridges

Life

Life is like Tetris.... Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can come together.
Monday, August 20, 2012 | By: Sara Ridges

Optimism

I forgot to include my favorite quote in the lesson! This quote from our beloved prophet, Gordon B Hinckley, perfectly describes what I am trying to put into words.

"In my 90 plus years, I have learned a secret. I have learned that when good men and good women face challenges with optimism, things will always work out! Truly, things always work out! Despite how difficult circumstances may look at the moment, those who have faith and move forward with a happy spirit will find that things always work out."
Gordon B Hinckley (1910-2008) Way to be! p84