Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Holy Ghost

Christopher gave father's blessing tonight since school starts tomorrow.  Two of our new kiddos (age 4 and 7) had never had blessings before and I was a little unsure about how it would go.  It was so beautiful.  The blessings were beautiful as always, but even Christopher got choked up when after his blessing Cruz (7 year old) slowly got out of his chair and sat on the couch and then curled up in a ball and said he didn't know why but he felt like crying.  It was the first time we were really able to explain to him what the Holy Ghost feels like when it touches your heart.  I was bawling as soon as I realized that he was, partly because the blessing was beautiful, partly because the Spirit was so strong, and partly because he was feeling the Spirit for the first time.  I'd seen the light in his eyes but I'd never seen such an obvious touch by the Spirit.  I looked up at Christopher who was trying not to cry as well.  Afterwards he came and told me why he was crying (because of a specific sentance in the blessing) and I read it to him again (good thing I always type while Christopher is giving the blessings).  He asked if it would be okay if he wrote about it in his journal because it made him so happy, up until today his journal had been full of writing practice that I give him, and drawings.  This is his first real entry (with spelling corrected because it would be incomprehensible otherwise).

"Today I had my first father's blessing for school.  My dad blessed me.  I felt excited and happy.  I cried because I felt the Holy Ghost in my heart.  He said with my medicine and if I work hard I will learn to read."

And then he drew a picture of him in the chair with Christopher's hands on his head.  I think it's no coincidence that this was able to happen on day 2 of his ADHD meds.  He knows the difference, he feels it and he is so happy.  I love that he was able to feel the Spirit.  I'm so thankful for the blessing of being a Mom.  I'm thankful for the children I have been blessed with.  And sometimes, I'm especially thankful for modern medicine.



  1. This is such a week story. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  2. So sweet. I can't wait for them to get a chance to go to the temple with you.

  3. I got choked up reading this. I'm so glad those little ones have found you guys. Such a wonderful home and family to be a part of. We love you all!

  4. This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. You and Christopher are making such an impact on the sweet spirits you are raising in your family. FYI, we also do the Fathers Blessings and this year I took notes and then we made scripture bookmarks for the year which I then wrote the notes on the back of. That way each night when we get out the scriptures we can be reminded of the blessings and promises for the year ahead.

  5. Robin! I'm so very happy for you! Thank you for sharing! I love love love that I get to follow you now via your blog! Putting it up on my blog now! I didn't know you had a blog! LOVE It!