Elder Holland grandfather

Elder Holland through the lens of a grandfather

Read this touching post by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

Seeing my grandchildren progress is a great thrill for a grandfather. My extended family is currently in the midst of some wonderful experiences—including the recent temple marriage of my grandson and his lovely bride and my granddaughter receiving her temple endowment and subsequent departure on her mission next month.
For my son and daughter-in-law, this is their oldest child, who is newly married, and their baby girl, who is leaving on a mission. That means some doors are closing in their lives while others are opening.
Sometimes we fear the future and worry about how change will affect us. I encourage you to embrace these new phases and stages in life as part of God’s plan. We should celebrate and enjoy these moments. Please don’t worry too much about them.
As a proud grandfather, I look forward to the future of my children and grandchildren with hope and faith. New doors will constantly open for each of us—and we should be prepared to walk through them. Change and progression are part of God’s plan for us.

Ver os netos progredirem é muito emocionante para um avô. Meus familiares estão vivenciando experiências maravilhosas — incluindo o recente casamento de meu neto e sua adorável esposa no templo, a investidura de minha neta no templo e sua partida para a missão no próximo mês.
Para meu filho e minha nora, seu filho mais velho acabou de se casar e sua filha mais nova está partindo para a missão. Isso significa que algumas portas estão se fechando em sua vida à medida que outras se abrem.
Às vezes, tememos o futuro e nos preocupamos com os efeitos da mudança em nossa vida. Eu os incentivo a aceitar essas novas fases e etapas da vida como parte do plano de Deus. Devemos celebrar e desfrutar esses momentos. Rogo que não se preocupem demais com eles.
Como um avô orgulhoso, olho para o futuro de meus filhos e netos com esperança e fé. Novas portas se abrirão constantemente para cada um de nós — e devemos estar preparados para entrar por elas. A mudança e o progresso fazem parte do plano de Deus para nós.

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