Krista Baer Music

My Eternal Family

Alma 56:47-48; Mosiah 4:15;

D&C 138:47-48; Proverbs 22:6

 

After Justin graduated from law school, the Lord prompted us to take a job offer in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I was not very happy about this arrangement. This was the first time we would be living away from Utah, and I wanted to stay close to all of our extended family. Our second son was just six weeks old at the time of our move, and my parents, in-laws, siblings, and nieces and nephews all lived within 20 minutes of one another. We had no family in Albuquerque and didn't know a soul that lived there. Despite my initial hesitation, we received so many blessings living in Albuquerque, and made friendships there that will last a lifetime. Even with all the blessings, I still missed my family, and wrote this song as a gift to my parents. I am so grateful for the blessing of the gospel in my life, and the knowledge that whatever separates us in this life, we have been sealed in the Lord's temple and can be together as an eternal family. The lessons my parents taught will go with me throughout my life, and they are the same lessons I try to teach to my own children.
 

LYRICS

 

There’s a place I can go in those times I feel alone

If I think of my loving family.

Because no matter where I go, I will always be home

With my family for all eternity

 

Now we know that we can be sealed as a family

Through our Heavenly Father’s wondrous plan.

And I know with all my heart this much is true;

My eternal family’s you.

 

I was blessed in my youth as you taught me the truths

That have made me the person that I am.

You gave me strength, you gave me love. Taught me faith in God above.

And these gifts can all be mine eternally.

 

For I know that we can be sealed as a family

Through our Heavenly Father’s wondrous plan.

And I know with all my heart this much is true;

My eternal family’s you.

 

Even now that I’m grown and have children of my own.

Little ones, precious spirits full of love.

They look to me for how to grow and I’ll teach them all I know

So our family can go on eternally.

 

And they’ll know that we can be sealed as a family

Through our Heavenly Father’s wondrous plan.

And I know with all my heart

that I always want to be with my own family

 

With you.