Family Home Evening. We have been preparing Lil' E for his baptism that will be coming up. We believe that at the age of 8 children are at the age of accountabilty and ready to be baptized. It is the first step in their life that they will take to be able to return and live with our Father in Heaven (for more information on what we believe visit HERE). We have talked alot about this ordinance and wanted to explain to them that although Ryleigh was only 9 months and hadn't been baptized he was going to return and live with Heavenly Father. He was perfect and without sin. We didn't really know what to expect from each of the kids, but we knew it was important for them to be there with us as we went to the funeral.
Plan of Salvation. There were many tears shed. Many of us were grieving, if not all. However, the spirit was so strong and I know that every person there was touched by it. Even our little 7 year old, Lil' E, felt it. It was very overwhelming for him. However, as a mother, was so touched that he knew that he was feeling and recognizing the Spirit.
Some of my favorite things from today:
"Don't hyperventilate about something that happened at 9 o'clock in the morning when the grace of God is trying to reward you at 6 o'clock in the evening." -Jeffrey R. Holland
"Family time is Sacred time." -Boyd K. Packer
Summerized: Our Father in Heaven knows and loves our children. He knows what they need to know to become and return to him. It is not intended for us as parents to teach them alone. We need to turn to him for help with each of our children. -Cheryl A. Esplin
"There is no end in the capacity to Love." -Paul E. Koelliker
"If the foundation of faith is not imbedded in our hearts, the power to endure with crumble."-Henry B. Eyring
"Acting on a twig of faith allows God to grow it."-Henry B. Eyring
"Be Kind and be grateful that God is kind. It is a happy way to live." -Jeffrey R. Holland
"You can't be right by doing wrong. You can't be wrong by doing right."- President Thomas S. Monson
"When one is tone death in the music of faith, he is out of tune with the spirit." -Quentin L. Cook
These are some of the notes I took from today. If you would like to hear more or read everything that was spoken in todays session of General Conference you can visit HERE.
And now it is time to spend some more time with the family before it is off to bed. Then up in the morning for another day of inspiration and spiritual feasting.