Happy Birthday, Cousin Ollie, and What I Believe

Monday, September 16, 2013

Caroline and Ivy's cousin Oliver just turned 1!!!!!

Ollie is the only other documented child in the world with Caroline's same chromosomal disorder. Because the first year is especially uncertain for these kids, making it through year one is a very big deal.  This milestone proves what we all already knew - he's a strong kid, super strong even!

Ollie and Caroline have bodies that beat odds, but their spirits are simply unparallelled.

Here's what I know to be true:

"President Joseph Fielding Smith explained that “all spirits while in the pre-existence were perfect in form, having all their faculties and mental powers unimpaired. … Deformities in body and mind are physical.”  Physical means “temporal”; temporal means “temporary.” Spirits which are beautiful and innocent may be temporally restrained by physical impediments.

If healing does not come in mortal life, it will come thereafter. Just as the gorgeous monarch butterfly emerges from a chrysalis, so will spirits emerge.

The Apostle Paul said: “If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.” (1 Cor. 15:19.)

If our view is limited to mortal life, some things become unbearable because they seem so unfair and so permanent. There are doctrines which, if understood, will bring a perspective toward and a composure regarding problems which otherwise have no satisfactory explanation.

Truth: After mortal death we will rise in the resurrection to an existence to which there will not, neither could there be an end. The words everlasting, never ending, eternal, forever and forever in the revelations describe both the gospel and life.

That day of healing will come. Bodies which are deformed and minds that are warped will be made perfect." (Boyd K. Packer)


  1. Aw, this is so sweet! Such beautiful words. Thanks so much for this post. Ollie says he LOVES it!

  2. That superman picture is brilliant. So are your thoughts on this. Thank you.


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