Monday, April 05, 2010
One story that keeps coming to mind was soon after she and Grandpa moved here from Utah. (I will probably botch the story but hopefully the idea is the same.) They had received a check, it may have been from the sale of their previous home. She knew it was valuable so she placed it in a very secure place. When it came time for her to need it she scoured the house and could not find it. She didn't know what to do. She finally decided that she had enough faith to ask for help. She sent her four kids to the pool so the house would be quiet, after all the spirit speaks in a still small voice. She knelt in prayer, she asked Heavenly Father to help her find the check. She said she felt a little silly to "bother" Him with such a trivial thing yet it was a big thing for her. No sooner did she say "amen" then she was prompted to check a drawer she had checked numerous times. She found the check. She was defnintely a woman who relied on the Lord.
She loved, LOVED LOVED family history and geneology. This is one of the passions that I saw the most. She was so proud of her ancestors and was thrilled at any opportunity that she got to share a story or two.
Another story that I recall shows the love that Grandma and Grandpa shared. It was a particularly trying day and the children were being a little rough on Grandma. She had all she could handle and left the house for a breather. Grandpa sat all of the children down, I am told with a tear in his eye, shared how much he loved that woman. He then told those kids that they were never to treat her in a way that made her feel that she needed to leave their house. Again this story is from my hazy memory of hearing it retold. I still think of this example and know how much they love each other. This is what I want my marriage to always be like.
She is truly an amzing woman, one who I love very dearly. There was no doubt in my mind that she accepted me whole-heartedly into her precious family. For that I am extremely grateful. I am grateful for the temple and being able to be sealed together as a family forever. Our time apart will be short. One more happy thought is Grandpa welcoming her back into his arms. I am sure it felt like it was too long that they were apart and what a happy renuinon it is!
Posted by April J. at 4:59 PM