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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Another Sunday


I really enjoyed today. This morning was very calming, relaxing, and just plain peaceful. Church was good as usual, I was able to sub for the first our of nursery and see how stinkin cute the kids are as they are singing their songs. Then after the meetings I went and met with Bishop. He had mentioned to me on Thursday that he had something for me. I went to his office and he handed me a piece of paper. It was Brooklyn's certificate from her blessing. It was so great to receive it and truthfully at first I didn't look at the name and figured it was something for Isabel and it took me a second to register why he had a slight look of sorrow on his face. When we left church and I read the words on the page it hit me. That blessing was the very last experience that she had in her mortal existence. The second that blessing was completed she returned home to Heavenly Father. The memory brought tears to my eyes then and still is now. As simple as that certificate is, most all who read this have a one for each of their children, it is the tangible evidence of the very last moments I had with her. I do wish that I had written down or been able to record the amazing words that came out of my husbands mouth direct from Heavenly Father but also know that there was no way I would have been able to write at that time.
Although the tears keep coming, it is a sweet reminder, painful, sorrowful but sweet as well. I have something to remind me of the words, the emotions and the peace that came with those few seconds. I can only hope that memory will last forever.

5 comments:

Southern Princess said...

Hey Girl!
I'm sorry that I did not get a chance to call you back. I was feeling a bit under the weather & went to sleep VERY early - like 5 p.m. early. Course that means I was up around midnight...yuck.
I hope your sister made it in safely, I will call you this week - though I know you will be busy :)
Love you!

Aubrey & Cheyenne Martin said...

My mom called after I got off the phone with you. I'll call you back today or tomorrow. I have a sore throat today, so it may be later when I can actually talk.

E said...

*HUGS*

Caroline said...

Thank you for sharing this! I am so inspired by you. Your Heavenly Father is so proud of you and is taking great care of your precious baby.

dsunshine said...

Tracy, I am very grateful that you and Courtney are such great friends. You are an inspiration to me, with your beautiful sweet strong spirit. I have been blessed to know you and to watch you as have grown in your testimony and as a beautiful wife and mother. With all of my heart I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!! Luv Debbie (Alabama)