By Lydia Anderson
I really wanted to write a picture perfect type of story about families.
For nearly two years, the doctrine of the family was the subject of my personal study. Eternal families seemed incredibly romantic to me and when Jordan came into my life I. WAS. READY. The doctrine shined beautifully, I had 80+ saved quotes about how to build a perfect family, and we had a wonderful wedding.
Somewhere between the fairy tale, though, I remembered...
By Lydia and Jordan Anderson
Lydia: Eternity was always a part of my childhood. I sang about “families being together forever” and “living in heaven a long time ago.” Though my four-year-old self probably couldn’t have explained it, I knew my existence extended far beyond this life.
Growing up illuminated the vastness of eternity. Loved ones passed. I had to ask if I believed the scriptures I’d read all my life. Day-to-day reality held so much uncertainty. Sometimes fear threatened to swallow me whole. Could I believe in an unknown that existed beyond my here and now?
Lydia and Jordan Anderson grew up near Salt Lake City, Utah. After serving missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, they met, fell in love, and were married in August 2018. Now they spend their days working to build their eternity together and hope to help you on your own journey back to God.