For many in our culture, religion and moral values have become like soft drinks. I prefer Coke, you prefer Mountain Dew, but in the end, neither of us is wrong. To each his own.
Growing up in Haywood County, David Burnette was drawn to the old ways that he learned from elders in his community. When David was twelve, he built his first log cabin. His taste in music tends towards the sounds of an earlier day. He learned old-time and bluegrass music, and is a great clawhammer banjo player. David Burnette devotes his energies to teaching and sharing the traditions that his elders shared with him. He teaches blacksmithing at Haywood County Community College , and does blacksmith demonstrations at festivals and fairs. He and his son, with whom he also plays music, have given demonstrations, at the Cradle of Forestry and area plow days, of logging with horses and plowing with oxen. He taught a troop of boy scouts how to make a horse- or mule-pulled work sled of the kind that was ubiquitous on mountain farms before automobiles.
But please also know that the people who love you are hoping you make the right decision because they want you to be happy. The thing is, even though no one else trusted my decision, I prayed about it daily for our entire relationship. He is not willing to cut back on hours or ever get off of his career track. Save her and yourself more pain by ending it before you fall in love. So while I believe that, in fact, non-celestial families still can be together forever, I also think that there must be great merit to qualifying for the whole Enchiladaвwhich I perhaps cannot fully appreciate at this time. I would never give up on him because he got nobody else. There are two ways to go about this. The fact that she's planning to go on a mission should help. They are at the service of others at the expense of their family.
You are not a worthy RM priesthood holder. I wouldn't just start bringing up the ces letter and the problems in it. We should all remember this is a human being, and she has a brain. I say to you, decisions determine destiny. So far I have been sad most of the time.