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Dear Gramps,

MY MOM PASSED AWAY IN OCT. SHE WAS VERY SICK WITH COLONCANCER.I TOOK CARE OF HER AND LOVED IT. WOULD DO IT AGAIN IF I HAVE
TO. I MISS HER SOOOOOO MUCH. DOES SHE THINK OF ME IS SHE  HAPPY DOES
SHE REMEMBER HER FAMILY.

DONNA

 

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Dear Donna,

In Alma 40, we are told what happens to our spirit when we leave this life.  11 Now, concerning the state of the soul between death and the resurrection—Behold, it has been made known unto me by an angel, that the spirits of all men, as soon as they are departed from this mortal body, yea, the spirits of all men, whether they be good or evil, are taken home to that God who gave them life.

12 And then shall it come to pass, that the spirits of those who are righteous are received into a state of happiness, which is called paradise, a state of rest, a state of peace, where they shall rest from all their troubles and from all care, and sorrow.

In a funeral sermon, Joseph Smith declared that the spirits of righteous people who have died “are not far from us, and know and understand our thoughts, feelings, and motions, and are often pained therewith” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 326). Other latter-day prophets have made similar statements. President Ezra Taft Benson said: “Sometimes the veil between this life and the life beyond becomes very thin. Our loved ones who have passed on are not far from us” (in Conference Report, Apr. 1971, p. 18; or Ensign, June 1971, p. 33). President Brigham Young said: “Where is the spirit world? It is right here” (Discourses of Brigham Young, p. 376).

Your mother is happy where she is at.  She is no longer suffering from the effects of her physical body.  I am sure she is very appreciative of the help you were to her and the love that you had for each other is still in force.  Though we are pained when a loved one leaves this life, we can be comforted that through the atonement and resurrection of our Saviour we be with them again.

Gramps

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