Sis. Layton gave the best sacrament talk today that I've ever heard. She talked about trials and faith. Several things she said really struck me and after she said them, I passed a note to Chris and asked him about it. She said that life is full of changes and trials and they NEVER END (such a true thing!!) She also said that she prays really hard to align her will to the will of the Father. What I wondered about that is, then do we not pray for specific things we need or want? Do we just leave it all up to the Lord? Chris wrote back on my note that he doesn't know but that he is going to do more of that kind of praying, the aligning to the Father's will kind. Then he said, "I guess being poor isn't such a bad trial; just think of what is coming next." I sat through the rest of sacrament thinking of those things we could be going through. We could be struggling to accept the loss of a child, we could be badly injured or ill, we could be struggling with a chemical dependence or a pornography addiction, we could be struggling with the death of a family member, we could have wayward children...it goes on and on. Not being able to have 2 cars right now and the other financial sacrifices we are making right now don't even compare to these things. It's still hard and it hurts sometimes but it's going to be ok. For the first time in a long time, I feel like it's going to be ok. I'm so grateful for Sis. Layton's talk!