Wednesday, February 2, 2011

An Eternal Perspective

This video was done by one of the young men in my ward (who happens to be Jared's cousin), about a young couple in my ward- Jared and Amy Nelson.  (side note- Jared's Grandfather is our Stake Patriarch, his dad is our Stake President, and his uncle is my Bishop)  I went to High School with Jared and remember hanging out with him and his friends, even though I was 2 years younger.  I also remember hearing about the car crash that killed 9 of the 11 people in the car. I was on a Church History Trip through BYU-Idaho.  One of the other girls on the trip knew one of the young men who died, and told us about the accident. I remember thinking how sad the situation was, but never thought I would know someone involved. The next day my mom called to tell me Jared had been one of the 2 survivors.

*Get your tissue!

I am not a perfect person. I struggle. I cry every time I see Jared. I see Amy and can not think of a stronger woman.  I have learned the true eternal perspective through her. I am Amy's Visiting Teacher, but in my weakness, have not been able to visit her.  I needed this video, and I need to visit Amy.  Thank you Brighton.


Max and Rebecca said...

Thank you for sharing this!

tatton.kirsten.brookelyn.ethan said...

wow...what an incredible story, what an incredible couple! can you image the day (in this life or not) he can speak again and tell her 'thank you'...

...good thing you warned us about needing tissues!