This past week I was brought to tears while watching the documentary God Grew Tired of Us
. It was during the part where one of the Lost Boys of Sudan
was reunited with his mother after being separated from her and the rest of his family for many years, most of those years not knowing if she or the rest of his family were dead or alive. I immediately thought of my family back in Arizona who I recently visited for the birth of a new nephew. As I watched this documentary, I found a renewed appreciation for each member of my family; my mother, father, siblings, nieces, nephews and grandparents.
The gospel of Jesus Christ teaches that we can be together forever with our families.
The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles wrote The Family: A Proclamation to the World in 1995, which talks about the extreme importance of families, the role of the mother and father and blessings that come from sustaining a strong family.
Where is your family? Do they live close? Far? How often do you communicate with them?