Today is Family Day.
First irony. Family Day commemorates the day that I was sealed in marriage for all eternity in the temple of the Lord. However, a sealing is not automatically forever valid. A sealing is a covenant making between a man, a woman, and the Lord. The Lord always holds up His end but the other two sometimes have problems. That's life. Problems can usually be worked out. My marriage ended in divorce.
I still believe in temple marriage. It is a beautiful, true, eternal principle Perhaps someday I will be blessed to find a truly eternal companion and meet the requirements of sealing. It's possible.
I still believe in family. I love and am very grateful for the
beautiful family of children, children-in-law, and grandchildren with
which I am blessed.
Second irony, I let myself get too busy and too tired to invite my children together for family day. I know it's just a day we chose and designated. (Actually I designated, which makes it even worse). I can, should, and will invite my family together soon. But I feel disappointed in me.
On the other hand, my sweet daughter-in-law remembered, understood, and invited my household to dinner after church today.
Today is a good day to remember to be grateful for your family and to express love to them. Every day is a good day for that.