Saturday night, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf addressed the men in Priesthood session about building stronger marriages and families. Shortly after giving this talk, his mind turned to his sweet wife, Harriet, prompting him to share their incredible love story on Facebook. From love at first sight to unrequited love, the Uchtdorf’s have a story to match that of any romance.
“Tonight I spoke about saving and enriching our marriages and families. As I spoke, I thought of my beloved wife Harriet.
“I think I fell in love with her from the first moment I saw her. Unfortunately, this beautiful young woman didn’t seem to feel the same about me. But time passed, and eventually I was married to the woman I had loved ever since I first saw her. The process hadn’t been easy—there were moments of suffering and despair—but finally my happiness was full, and it still is, even more so.
“I have learned that in God’s plan of happiness, we are not so much looking for someone perfect but for a person with whom, throughout a lifetime, we can join efforts to create a loving, lasting and more perfect relationship.
“To all, married or single, I say: let the pure love of Christ fill your heart. Whatever problems your family, marriage, or relationships face—and whatever you must do to solve them—the beginning and the end of the solution is charity, the pure love of Christ. “Charity never faileth.” It is true for saving marriages! It is true for saving families!”
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