Thursday, February 5, 2009

A Change of Pace

Something happened to me a week ago now and I haven't been able to shake it. Guess that means its worthy of a post... I took Carson for a walk and needed to pick up a few things from the store before we headed home. It had been a long walk and my mind was a whirl of thoughts. It has been a pretty rocky couple of months for me. A lot of "Woe Is Me" was going on during that walk and I found my self praying through a lot of it. You know from the outside of the gospel it almost looks magical, has this fix all perk to being apart of it. And its just not true. Life is life, and the gospel is a wonderful tool to help you cope,learn, heal, grow and march through it. A talk I had with Natalie a long while back came to mind.(She has been one of my great teachers:)) She said she prayed for her own personal revelation. That is what I wanted, and that is what I prayed for. Just for my own little revelation. No more than 3 seconds later as we were strolling into Wal-Mart a very old man touched my shoulder. His hands were shaky and he was still trying to move his body to face me fully. Old man: Aren't they the ultimate blessing? As he looked down at Carson. Old man:One of life's greatest joys is right there in your stroller, his shaky hand pointing. Old man: My granddaughter had a lot of problems having babies, so many miscarriages.So many. She went to a doctor and he helped them have twins 3 months later she got pregnant on her own, he gave a big smile and small pause, with twins. Old man:Don't worry it will come..... My mouth just dropped and I blinked at him. Old man Pointing to Carson again: He is here to help you, trust him, he will do great things. My eyes filled with tears and I whispered thank you. Old man squeezed my shoulder hard: You're going to be okay... God is blessing you, if you look. He slowly walked outside. I didn't move. I couldn't. My head was clear. All the negative thoughts that I had thought of I couldn't remember. I found such a peace with what he said. I felt the spirit so strongly. Thank you kind sir, you helped guide me on a brighter path.

9 comments:

Erin said...

Beautiful story...thanks for sharing!

LesEliTori said...

That is really amazing Heather... I cant imagine how strong the spirit was right there in Walmart... i really appreciate you blogging about it.

Tigerlilly said...

Thats is beautiful Heather. There is no doubt that he is blessing you every day. Your an amazing person... spiritually as well.

(Which reminds me, call me when you have a free minute next week!)

Our Crazy Family said...

What an awesome story Heather! Aren't you amazed that with all the people in this crazy world, and all of the problems, Heavenly Father is mindful of YOU! It amazes me every day. I'm glad you were able to feel his love in your life today! Thanks for sharing...

Julia Everts said...

Wow, what an amazing story. Thank you for sharing this with me. It really touched me. It's amazing to me how He works!

Real Mom, Real Life said...

Heather, this is such a beautiful story... Thank you so much for sharing it. What a testimony that Heavenly Father knows who we are.

Natalie said...

Once again I am impressed with your faith in Heavenly Father. You are an amazing person. Thanks for sharing this story. I was deeply touched by it.

Mattie & Titan said...

This story makes me cry everytime! It gives all of us the strength to keep going! Love you sis! You have been such a strength to me!

Kristin said...

this story brings tears to my eyes. I have a numerous moments like this. moments when you realize your prayer just got answered. How i wish i could capture moments like that and show people who have doubts what they are missing. PEACE.
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