Am I Teaching Them? - We Truly Need Him Every Hour
I sat there crying, on the dirt floor of a cave in the hills of Crete, realizing that my "grand adventure" to Greece was not going as I dreamed it would be. The family that I had gone to live with for a few months had misinterpreted the "agreement" that they were supposed to house and feed me for a few months and they took it as, we get a slave for a few months. I was taken up to this cave to care for their severely handicapped daughter every day, instead of exploring the beautiful island of Crete. They limited my food, my showers and had cut off all communication with my family. Her adult son persistent in questioning and he ridiculed my belief in Christ daily and it was wearing me down. I was scared, disappointed and feeling completely alone. I prayed, read my scriptures and listened to hymns and it was then that I had to cling to my faith and my own small testimony. I truly needed Christ every single hour of that time.
Throughout my dating life, early marriage and especially these last few years of being a new mama, I have leaned on my testimony knowing that I truly can lean on my savior in times of need. What a blessing it is to know that if you are indeed, alone in a trial, or feel like you have no one to turn to, you have a Father in Heaven and a sweet brother of yours, Jesus Christ, who sacrificed everything to be able to not only save you, but to relate to to you when you are in the loneliest, sickest, scared times of your life. (How's that for a run on sentence)
I hope I am able to teach my babies that their Savior is a most definitely a holy being but he is also their brother, their pal and he is in the trenches and the happiest times of their lives with them. I hope they know that they do need him at all hours, in the joys and the sorrows.
After a million miracles I was able to get out of the situation and the kindest American military family took me in for the remaining two months. But we will save that story for another time.