In 2 Nephi we learn from Lehi to Jacob that we could not know what it means to be happy if we could not know what it means to be sad. Before Nephi or anyone can be highly favored of the Lord they must first be subjected to trials of faith. Even Jesus Christ’s faith was tried in the Garden. One must continue to endure the trial or the test of faith with out giving up until the trial is over. (2 Nephi 2:2) Because the trials that our Heavenly Father places before us can be so difficult at times we are constantly on our knees in prayer to Heavenly Father asking him for guidance through the trial. (D&C 90:24) Once we have endured to the end of the trial we have an increase of faith and a greater understanding of GOD and his infinite love and mercy for all of his children, and a better understanding of the plan of happiness. (D&C 122:7-8) Once we have been found faithful from our trials then we can truly be highly favored of the Lord and better able to fulfill all that he has in store for us to do. In closing with out the trials that are placed on us we could not fully understand what it means to be happy until we persist to the end of the trial.
I cant believe how time flies. I am posting this picture because I did not get the chance to post my sons birthday cake last month. I just wanted to share how happy and proud I am to have my youngest son in our lives. Hurrah, he is now 3. Love you Ben!!!