Blessings of the Atonement

This topic is something very special to my family, and me, especially with some recent experiences in our lives. I have known of the blessings and taught the power of the Atonement while on my mission and to the Primary children, but until recently I have gained an even stronger testimony of the true power of the Atonement.

To start, what is the Atonement?

In the 3rd Article of Faith we read, “We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.”

Jesus was in Jerusalem celebrating Passover with his disciples, which we know of as his Last Supper. They ate, sang reverent hymns, the Savior taught the ordinances of the sacrament, and the Savior prayed for all that were there. After the prayer was offered, Jesus and his disciples walked to the Garden of Gethsemane. Jesus asked his disciples to sit and wait, while he went to go pray.

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Sweet Child of Mine: Stay Strong

"Although she be but little, she is fierce." - William ShakespeareIn the short time you've been around, you have been through so much! With the advances of modern medicine, we have been blessed to bring children into this earth.  You are truly…

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Sweet Child of Mine: We Pray for You

We have spent countless days, months, and years praying for our children to join our family.  Not only have your Dad and I been praying for you, we know that there are so many family and friends praying with us.  You are…

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Emma Jane Gowdy

Emma Jane Gowdy - what a perfect and beautiful name for our sweet angel. She came into this world on June 2, 2017 at 3:51 AM and shared 102 precious minutes with us before returning to our Heavenly Father. Everything began on…

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Utah Fertility Center – Graduation

Friday, March 10, we graduated from the Utah Fertility Center and have now moved onto a regular OBGYN.It has been quite a long, but successful road with the Utah Fertility Center.  We have been through a lot and we wouldn't change it…

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Pregnant

Yes, it is true.  I am Pregnant!  We are going to be Parents!It is still surreal for both of us, but we are starting to prepare for the the baby (or babies?) to arrive.  It feels like we have so much to…

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Our Piggy Bank

This sweet little piggy bank has so much meaning to our family.  Not only was it specially picked out by some of our nieces, it was picked out specifically to be the Baby Gowdy Piggy Bank.There has been such an outpouring of…

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Why We Openly Share Our Story

I don't know why I've been putting this off for so long, but I have.  It's not like I don't share anything.  Thinking about it, I think that it's just finding the right way to put this all into words. I can…

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Another Letter to Family & Friends

Dear Family & Friends,Today Scott and I met with Dr. Foulk, our fertility specialist,  to talk about what went wrong with the most recent IVF treatment.   Dr. Foulk explained that he likes to determine what went wrong based off of three things...and…

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