As far as days go, yesterday was big for our family. We started our morning out with Hannah at the home of our Stake Patriarch where she received a beautiful blessing that will guide her throughout her life. It is a very humbling thing for a parent to see a beloved child through God's eyes and realize that He knows more, loves more and has more in store for that child than could possibly be imagined.
In the afternoon, my husband laid his hands on the head of this sweet redheaded boy and ordained him a Deacon in the Aaronic Priesthood. Many tears and tender words were shared. Again, I felt overwhelmed by love and the many possibilities that await this bright and shining spirit.
I can't really go into much more detail. It is too personal and special to share. But I will end by writing down something the patriarch told Hannah as we left. With tears in his eyes he put his hand on her shoulder and said, "There are going to be rough times. You will have hard times in your life. But you can always remember today. Remember that one day when you knew for certain through the Holy Spirit that God loves you."
We have all had days or moments when the love of God was palpable to us. Why do we forget them so quickly? I know that I will remember yesterday. And it will help me to love these children more and to get through hard times.