Saturday, September 18, 2010

Just Because...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - Ensign Article - “If Ye Are Prepared Ye Shall Not Fear” - Ensign Article - “If Ye Are Prepared Ye Shall Not Fear”

Food Storage

When something bad or good happens to you it is usually unexpected. For example, last October, I got sick. It was totally unexpected! My world was turn upside down and then kicked in to a dark corner. As I look back at the time when all this started, I recognize why everything turned out the way it did.

Before my illness, I'll admit I did make some poor decisions, but overall I was living a life that was full of a lot of good decisions. One choice I'm extremely grateful for was the choice to have food storage. As a single person I never thought of food storage. That's something your mom and grandma did. Yet, as I got older and wiser. I heeded to the counsels from the church about the importance of *food storage and because of that decision I gained a testimony of the wisdom of food storage. Most of us think food storage is something to have around in case of a catastrophe, but does a catastrophic event need to occur for us to turn to our food storage? No! Most of us already know this. I've known people to turn to their food storage because a spouse lost a job or had jobs but were unable to buy groceries because finances were extremely tight. In my case, I was sick. So sick, I couldn't get into my car to drive a mile down to the grocery store. I was able to rely on my food storage and not worry about my next meal. It was definitely one less burden. Because of this experience, I will always be grateful for the teachings I received about being prepared for the future.

Above, I posted a great article by Elder L. Tom Perry about the importance of food storage. I hope you take the time to read it!

*My mom harassed me relentlessly! Thanks mom, I love you!