Sunday, September 17, 2006

"Thou anointeth my head with oil, and my cup shall be full."

Luke and I have been quite ill the past couple of days and so we weren't able to make it to church this week. Desperate for spiritual nourishment, I called the Bishop and asked if he could send some Elders over to administer the sacrament and to give Luke a blessing. At about 4:10 p.m., Brother C. and his son and Brother A. were at my door, fully prepared to do this for our family.

After blessing Luke with things he needed (and I needed as well in fact), Brother C. asked if I wanted a blessing myself--I agreed because frankly, I need all the help I can get. Brother C. annointed and then Brother A., a fairly young man, pronounced such a wonderful blessing upon my head, I am still in tears about it now. It being extremely personal, I don't want to share about it on this open blog, but it was exactly what I needed. If I had written a list of concerns/worries/trials that I am currently struggling with and then handed it to Brother A., it could not have been a more direct communication to me.

My heart is full. I am so grateful for righteous men like these that are willing and able to step in at a moments notice to care for our family when you are away. I hope it brings as much peace and comfort to your heart as it does mine, knowing that we are well cared for during times when you are doing what the Lord has asked.

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