After all had made the choice they were asked to come up and tell who they kept on the plane and why. Many tears were shed, one chose her oldest daughter to stay because she could carry on her posterity. ‘Children are an heritage of the Lord’
Another chose her husband because together they could be sealed for Time and All Eternity. “Husband and wife have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children".
The next said her daughter because they have been planning on going to the temple this year to be sealed as a family and just recently her daughter told her she wasn't going with them and that she didn't want to be sealed to her family. This sister just cried and cried. She said if she let this daughter stay on the plane it would give her time to change her mind so they could have her in the next life. Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness.
Another left a son because he was such a great example to his brothers that don't understand the gospel yet and he could teach them. May it would be our resolve to build a gospel-centered home, a safe harbor from the storms of the adversary.
In a world of turmoil and uncertainty, it is more important than ever to make our families the center of our lives and the top of our priorities. Families lie at the center of our Heavenly Father’s plan.
Our most important and powerful assignments are in the family. They are important because the family has the opportunity at the start of a child’s life to put feet firmly on the path home.”