5.06.2010

motherhood #6

by Brooke:

When Tenney was about 4 days old, I had a touching experience. 
My grandma called and was asking how everything was going.  She was congratulating me and wishing me the best.  She then said something to the effect of, "Just think about how such a short while ago she was up in heaven getting ready to come down.  The angels were saying to her, We don't want you to go, but we know you have such a great opportunity to go to such a wonderful family who has the gospel in their lives." 
Although I'm aware of where we come from before this life, what my grandma was saying hit me like a ton of bricks.  My sweet little girl was so close to the veil.  She had so recently come to our family from our Heavenly Father.  So pure.  So innocent.  So precious.  Realizing this brought tears to my eyes as I truly understood what a gift I had been given.  How could I ever fully show my gratitude for this tender spirit?  All I can do is try my best to raise her righteously and properly.

"Be a Mother who is committed to loving her children into standing on higher ground than the environment surrounding them.
Mothers are endowed with a love that is unlike any other love on the face of the earth."
— Marjorie Pay Hinckley




3 comments:

LL said...

that was really sweet!

Susette said...

Oh Brooke I didn't know you had a baby? How old is she?? How precious she looks ♥

LyndiLou said...

So sweet... and sooo true! I love the quote. Thanks for sharing!