LDS woman shares trials, testimony through viral blog post

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    Feb. 28, 2014 8:00 p.m.

    This article impacted me so much.

    My heart and prayers go out to Julie and I celebrate with her in overcoming very difficult 'life-trials'. She put into words beautifully, things I have been experiencing and feeling but been unable to put my finger on until now. This article was a God send.

    Thank you for sharing your experience and pointing out that it is our decision to be happy and thankful, even through trials, that is doesn't mean it's not excruciating... it is!... But it is a decision that blesses our own lives, and the lives of others going through their own trials.

    Thanks for choosing to Not be bitter when the 'easy card' is taken off the table.

  • The Caravan Moves On Enid, OK
    Feb. 28, 2014 1:50 p.m.

    Article quote: “You can’t choose the trials in your life, but you can choose how you deal with them, you can choose to become better or bitter.”

    The older I get, the more I (ever so slowly) see that this is true.

    God bless this sister and her family.

  • MealyMouth Alpine, UT
    Feb. 28, 2014 8:28 a.m.

    Thank you for this article. I will go to the original blog. I really needed this today. Thank you for your example of faith. I won't forget this. I will let the "easy" card go.

  • Mom of 8 Hyrum, UT
    Feb. 27, 2014 3:03 p.m.

    I'm not sure what article the previous two commenters read, but I've read the actual blog, and it's a fantastic testament to resiliency, answers to trials, and finding a purpose in life, again and again.

  • BlueEyesBrittany Paris, 00
    Feb. 27, 2014 10:49 a.m.

    In time of HIV and broken marriages or unreliable one, it thing being single is the safest place to be.

  • Llew40 Sandy, UT
    Feb. 27, 2014 10:20 a.m.

    How does she deal with the ex-wife? Who stays home with the kids? Does she feel like she "has it all" now that she has a man in her life? LDS women sleeping alone, going to the temple alone and facing the trial of staying single until the next life, with or without kids, is more common than we realize.