Sunday, March 27, 2011
Today is my mother's birthday.
When I think of the things my mother taught me, chief among them is to listen to the guidance of the Spirit.
She would frequently tell me specific instances when she was so glad she had followed his direction, and occasionally her disappointment that resulted from not responding to promptings.
One example: "Rats! I knew I should have bought butter when the Spirit told me to!"
I remember feeling a bit skeptical about such mundane direction, but later on I realized that she had instilled in me the conviction that Heavenly Father loves us individually and cares about even the smallest details of our lives.
Plus, she would pray with me over things like cheerleading tryouts. When she would take things like that to the Lord, I realized that I could ask for his help with absolutely anything and he would bless and direct me.
I am so blessed to have born of goodly parents.
I love you, Mom.