Families Can Be Together for the Eternities
Hymns No. 300 “Families Can Be Together Forever”
“Families can be together forever
Through Heavenly Father’s plan.
I always want to be with my own family,
And the Lord has shown me how I can.”
Story Behind the Art
When my father learned that the son of a long-time friend had died, I decided accompany him to the funeral. This son who had died was married with young kids, and they seemed to have been a very happy and loving family. At the close of the funeral services, a moment caught my attention that I'll never forget. As this man's wife, now widowed in mortality, followed closely behind her husband's casket and held on to her children, she was dignified and strong. As they neared the door, the sun shone brilliantly through the doorway, casting an intense light on her and her children as they walked through to the other side. It impacted me so strongly, I knew I had to paint it.