The Time has Come…..

images (1) If it were up to me, Miguel would be here and we would be enjoying our family together in Atlanta.Obviously that is not what our Father has for us at this time. I choose to accept this with faith and a spirit of joy,yet I always feel so torn inside when I have to leave either my children and grandkids,or him when I come back here.I know lots of women who are struggling with the same feelings and circumstances to one degree or another. It ain´t easy. But with God all things are possible.

I choose to embrace His love and the blessings rather than mourning and complaining that things aren´t exactly the way I desire. So let the counting begin!

Since I have been here Gabriel has come home from prison.Just being able to talk with him everyday and hug him without correctional officers hovering is the greatest blessing. He and Traci and Nathan have a great home,he has a wonderful job and has been promoted twice.His court cases have all been cleared and he has no debt. He will have his license to drive within two weeks,and has even purchased a new car.I´ve spent some great time with Nathan and gotten to know Traci better.

I´ve been able to spend so much time with Sondra. After the house is quiet we lay up in her bed and talk and pray and share spiritual testimony. We laugh and giggle like two teenagers!! We´ve spent weekend nights at Karey´s,eating Chinese food and watching Leah cut up and act silly. I have been blessed to see Sondra and Karey heal and mend their relationship in love and forgiveness.

Richard has returned to the Lord and is active in the Church and has drawn his whole family into the fold. He has been ordained a priest in the Melchezidek priesthood and serves in the Young Mens´ organization. Janessa is a ward missionary.Richard baptized my two grandaughters.And Saturday he is laying hands on me for a blessing before I return to Mexico.I have been believing for these things for many years!

I have spent some good time with Luke and Staci and Karli. Karli is growing spiritually and she and her mom are growing closer.Staci has gotten Luke to go on some marvelous adventures-two cruises,one to the Bahamas and the other to the Caribeen. This week they are in New Orleans for Mardi Gras!


Truly our Heavenly Father has given me so much. I can never count it all here. As Nephi said in the Book of Mormon-he didnt have room or time enough to write all that the Lord had done,he could only recount but a small part. And this is true for me as well. I am overwhelmed by His goodness.

As I sit here my heart is full and I am missing  everyone already. There are phones,FB,e-mail,Skype,Hangouts,and all the other means of communication and for that I am thankful.But still its not the same as actual physical contact  So here I am quietly and humbly knocking on the door of my Papaś throne room,holding my Elder Brother´s hand and running to our Fatherś open arms. My head is buried in His chest and my tears moisten His robe and He strokes my hair and whispers-Do not be anxious about anything my daughter,but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to Me.

I am going to miss yáll so much and everyone better get those passport cards and come spend time in Mexico with us!!!



About lindabalderas

I'm a wife,mom,and grandmother and a thankful Latter-day Saint living and serving in Mexico,on the Border no less! Life is great!

Posted on February 4, 2016, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. As much as you’ll miss your family here, it sounds like they are all pulling together and doing great!

    I look forward to reading about your adventures in Mexico. Safe travels!

  2. You inspire me! I am impressed by your strong faith not only in the good times, but also during the hard times! I hope you do know that you guys will always remain in my prayers. I think the good Lord has many things in store for you, and perhaps you have work to do there in Mexico. A couple weeks ago, I took out my Patriarchal Blessing and was amazed at what was in there. Some things hadn’t come through, and somethings changed (by my decisions) but other things are perhaps yet to come. One of the things in my blessing I don’t mind sharing with you. It said I would go to distant lands and speak another language. It said I would bring people to Christ in that distant land.

    I don’t know if that means I am soon to follow you, or if I will follow on my own accord with LPR in Esteban’s hand, but I do know one thing. If God takes us to it, He will walk us through it. I love you sister!

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