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Teaching a Relief Society Class

This past week I had the opportunity to teach a class in Relief Society entitled "How to Remember Your Loved Ones in Heaven During the Holidays".  I always feel both humbled and honored when I am asked to speak.  I try hard to speak the things that I feel the Lord would have me say - and I'm not going to lie, it makes me feel really good when people come up and compliment me when I am finished.  (I probably shouldn't rely so much on the compliments of others, but I do enjoy them!)

  I think that this topic could have been a very difficult one, but for some reason I never felt stressed or nervous about it.  I started out talking about grief in general and why it is important that we feel grief.  I shared a wonderful statement from Elder Lance B. Wickman who said, "Grief is the natural by-product of love.  One cannot selflessly love another person and not grieve at his suffering or eventual death.  They only way to avoid the grief would be to not experience the lo…