It has been a year since the death of my niece Allison. It has been a hard year for her family. As Ann Prior Jarvis wrote in her autobiography, "Oh the agony of mind when we part from those we love."
Here is a link to a blog post my brother wrote at the time ("On the Death of Allison"), a post he put up today ("Remembering Allison"), and here are some thoughts from my sister ("Heavy Hearts").
We are, as ever, grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ and the promise of the resurrection and that families can be together forever after death.
The soul shall be restored to the body, and the body to the soul; yea, and every limb and joint shall be restored to its body; yea, even a hair of the head shall not be lost; but all things shall be restored to their proper and perfect frame. And now...this is the restoration of which has been spoken by the mouths of the prophets—And then shall the righteous shine forth in the kingdom of God. (Alma 40:23-25.)