The Clyde Family

The Clyde Family

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A needed post....

I've been needing to do a post about an experience we had, but I need to edit how I really feel and as you know, that's not an easy one for me!!! Randy and I had an impossible decision to make a couple of weeks ago. We AGONIZED over it for a week. We went back and forth from YES to NO a million times. Our hearts were saying YES and the Holy Ghost was telling us to say NO. We were so confused. We got priesthood blessings, went to the temple, enlisted the help of our family and our friends even organized a special fast for us. Still, we were confused. On faith alone, we went with NO. As it turns out, it was never a decision we needed to make. The State was not ready to do what they told us they were doing, therefor, it was never our choice to make. It was a situation that has changed our lives. Under all the anger, there are things that shine through this that we need to learn. Some things I learned:

*Don't ever trust DCFS. EVER. They (in our case) are NOT doing what is best for children. Job security is more important to them than removing a child from a dangerous place and dangerous people. (You have no idea how edited that is)

*Sometimes it's not the YES or NO that is important when we have a choice, it's what we do to make that decision. Did Randy and I get closer together? Did we lean on our Heavenly Father? Or did it tear us apart and make us loose faith? I'm happy to say we did what we were supposed to when faced with such a hard choice.

*And the most important lesson I learned is that our Heavenly Father is ALWAYS there for us. He was telling us what to do the whole time, we just wouldn't listen because it sounded like the wrong choice. I will never doubt Him again. I will never doubt the sweet feelings of The Spirit. NEVER.

I don't learn lessons easy and sadly Randy will be dragged through the mud with me while I learn these lessons, but we are bigger people because of this, and for that I am grateful.

To those who know the full story, remember that Heavenly Father will protect His children. One way or another. We have to have faith in that. It's the only way I can sleep at night.

Thanks for listening!!!


Heidi said...

Great post Hopie. Heavenly Father will always point us in the right direction even if our hearts are not telling us the same thing. I heard a little from my dad. You guys did have a big desion to make. Hang in there.

Shane and Brandi said...

You will always be blessed if you listen to the spirit. Sorry I have to miss lunch! :( I wish I could go with you guys. Have fun!

Erin said...

Hang in there! You two are one strong couple. Sounds like you are finding a way to make peace with the decision and that is a good thing.

I hope you are feeling well and enjoying the month with your darling little ones!

Coleen's Recipes said...

I am trying to reach Peggy Clyde. She won a cookbook/cookie contest on my recipe page and I need her mailing address so I can get the prize to her. Her email is not listed on her profile page. Will you please tell her to email me her mailing address at coleen(at)mtaonline(dot)net

Thank you!!

Malea said...

Thanks for tying it all together. I appreciate you sharing your perspective. That's how lives are changed for the better.