President Monson was attending a viewing of a close friend and shared this story: “Suddenly the smallest child, Kelly, recognized me and took my hand in hers. “Come with me,” she said, and she led me to the casket in which rested the body of her beloved mother. “I’m not crying, Brother Monson, and neither must you. My mommy told me many times about death and life with Heavenly Father. I belong to my mommy and my daddy. We’ll all be together again.” Through tear-moistened eyes, I recognized a beautiful and faith-filled smile. For my young friend, whose tiny hand yet clasped mine, there would never be a hopeless dawn. Sustained by her unfailing testimony, knowing that life continues beyond the grave, she, her father, her brothers, her sisters, and indeed all who share this knowledge of divine truth can declare to the world: “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”
How grateful I am for my testimony that families will be together forever. This is one truth that I have never questioned, never doubted. I find such comfort in knowing that the day will come when I will be reunited with my dad again. I love him so much. I look at my life and think of all the things in the past 5 years that he has not been here to be a part of, but I know he’s very much aware of me and my life and has probably be there more than I know. Elder Paul H. Dunn said, “All of us have parents, friends, or other loved ones who have died. They too exercise faith in our behalf. Do parents stop caring because they die? Does caring stop at the grave? I want you to know that it does not. Life is eternal.” Elder Dunn continues by talking about our unborn children who also are cheering us on from the other side of the veil. I can’t help but think that my dad has already met and formed a great relationship with our baby girl that will be joining us in 5 short months. I wonder what they are doing today when family and friends on Earth morn his loss 5 years later….if only we could take a glimpse into Heaven. I think all sadness would depart!