Sunday, March 7, 2010

A Joy Filled and Tearful Sabbath Day~

Have you every had one of those Sabbath Days were you cry most of the day; because the feelings you have felt are so poignant? This has been my day. It started out by having one of the sweetest testimony meetings. 
One sweet little girl who is 9 years old bore her testimony and said the "I know the Church is True", this little girl does know that. She then proceeded to tell us that she had first felt the spirit of the Holy Ghost when she was about 6 years old; but didn't know what it meant until she was about 8 years old. How beautiful and simple her sweet testimony was. From there it just moved from one tender testimony to another. At the very end my dear husband bore his and told of having a brother come into the temple on Saturday desiring to have an initiatory completed on a family name before the Portuguese session began. It had been a very busy morning with a lot of individuals doing this work; and it seemed impossible to be able to get this completed in time. Roger went in and asked that they do this card right away. When it was completed he brought it out to the brother and with tears in his eyes he said how grateful he was that they could do this for him since this was his fathers work he was completing today. 
Ok, then the next moment was our RS President had an Visiting Teaching Seminar for all the sisters in the ward. It was so spiritual and tears were flowing and we needed more Kleenex. One of the most touching stories was from a Sister who lost her 18 month old son a little over a year ago. His Uncle who was backing his truck out of the drive way ran over him. He was killed instantly. She talked about how grateful she was for her Visiting Teachers and the impact they had on her. They visited often, took her to lunch and to movies and did other things with her along with just listening to her as she grieved over this child through the last several months. She rarely comes to church; but she was truly touched by their caring and love for her.
It didn't end there. I had a very special recommend interview with one of the members of our Stake Presidency. This was so sweet and now I face the prospect of a very big headache.
I love this quote by Sister Marjorie Pay Hinckley, " The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache." The headache will be worth the moments of this day.


Barb said...

Hi there!

I found you! What a lovely blog! I cried just reading it! Is this the blog you were talking about? I really love it. RS, for some reason, just makes my eyes leak, I love the lessons, and I love the testimonies of the sisters. What a beautiful story about temple, miracles truly happen there. It's wonderful that Roger was so in tune.

Headache? Hmmmmmm . . .

Love your blog.

Blessings, Barb

Toni said...

This is such a heartfelt blog. Thank you for taking the time to express yourself and share a lovely spirit with us.
With gratitude,


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