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Oh the joy that must be there’s
To know that someone living cares
To lift the separations that they know
That to their loved ones they may go

Turn your hearts to those departed
Living fountains ever flow
If you haven’t, in some way get started
Family ties endure as sealings grow

  1. Doors of Death – general-conference

    This morning Elder Boyd K. Packer spoke of the “fountains of life.” This afternoon, I But there is another type of separation known in scripture as spiritual death. (See 2 Ne. …. Family ties endure because of sealings in the temple I remember a sense of returning home to meet ancestors for whom I had done temple work.

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Largely who I am today
Comes of choices I have made
With many days to mark yet still
I have a journey to fulfill

Now I weigh the days long passed
Mine to review, with eyes to cast
To teach me much what I must do
Before life’s end of adieu

Knowing there’s an end to all this
It is tragedy I want to miss
What awaits on the other side I wonder?
Of those who have journeyed home I ponder…

And feel the press of the other side
Waiting for sealings, mine to find
My responsibility to join my kin
That our chain will lay unbroken

Hoping to be foremost remembered
For having linked my family members
In an empty nest, needing much less sleep
Perhaps it is for endeavor, mine to keep

As more names I uncover
It is myself I discover
I have come of much… I never thought
Their lives touch me and tears I have fought

Largely who I am today
Comes from those who marked the way
My ancestors are a part of me
And I want to do my part, my off’ring

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The earth was created
And the family revealed
Then generations waited
To be joined and sealed

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My ancestors beyond the veil
Worked hard on every line
Until upon me… faith did swell
For their sealings beyond time

Upon my shoulders rests
A book of remembrance in need of names
Unseen hands aid my attempts
And to my search fan the flames

Are you like me and know that genealogy rests upon your shoulders?  There needs to be at least one in each family…

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>What can you claim
For your own?
Each family name
Forever known

You can serve to labor
For one after another
And bring each to the Savior
Every sister or brother

Like unto the pioneers
You can do what’s not been done
Each name that then appears
Soon links to another one

Then…the prize to discover
Names you do not have to seal
Except that forgotten brother
I can’t tell you the joy I feel!

It was nearly midnight
And I should have been in bed
But, I was filled with light
As the spirit of Elijah led

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>Mapping out my family
Treasuring the past
Searching long quite happily
For links forever cast

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