I keep thinking about my bishop today. I have been asked a lot how I am doing and I always say okay... and then tell about my bishop. So, I thought I'd share with all of you... from the beginning on that 1st Monday, he was here. When he walked in the door that day, I think he knew Jordan was gone. He stayed and talked me through this for about 3 hours. He gave me one of the BEST blessings I've ever had. I could feel the spirit soo strong. At the time, I didn't want to believe what he was saying. He blessed me with the power to see into the eternities. He also blessed me to be able to make decisions and to know what's best for me and my children. I will NEVER forget it!
Then, he gave me a wonderful talk at the funeral.
He saved me a seat at Stake Conference. I don't think that's required in being a bishop. He told Mason to go sit by him. Mason was shy at first and said, Brackon come too! Pretty soon, all three... Chany, Mason, and Brackon were in the Bishop's row with his family. The Bishop read Thomas to the boys and Cheryl, the bishops wife, kept Chany entertained. Cheryl, has offered to watch my kids for me every Tuesday for a couple hours. Thank You! I looked up at one time and Mason was pinching the bishop's cheeks and making funny faces!! The boys stayed with the bishop most of stake conference. I was able to sit and listen and was uplifted by the sweet spirit that was there.
After church, my home teachers and the bishop came over and blessed and dedicated my home. Mason was not shy anymore and talked talked talked! We could barely get him to stop so we could say the prayer. I have good home teachers. Jason got right on the kids level and talked to them about the Priesthood and what it means, how their daddy held the priesthood, etc. The bishop gave a a beautiful blessing. I wish the prayer could have lasted forever! He blessed us to have the spirit in our home and that the kids would be able to listen and understand what I taught then. blessed us to be safe! I am so grateful for him. I know he is called of God and is doing a PERFECT job in his calling. After the prayer, Jason,home teacher, asked the kids, can you feel that feeling? That is the spirit... You could feel it SOOO strong.
I am grateful to my ward members, good friends, neighbors, and home teachers. I looked out my window yesterday and my neighbor was trimming my tree. A primary class made me a card and they brought it over with a pretty green plant! Lots of food and yummy dinners! I can't even believe it! Lots of prayers! Thanks sooo much to everyone! I am glad I am a part of a ward family. I miss my hunny, but I am very blessed!