Lydia came up to me today and I wish I could have recorded our conversation. She never ceases to amaze me.
L- Mom, Dad was teaching me the other day about feeling the Holy Ghost. He said that when we do something kind for someone we can feel the Holy Ghost.
Me- That’s true.
L- Well, today at school I think I felt the Holy Ghost.
Me- Cool. What happened?
L- Well, we were supposed to clean our desks out but mine wasn’t messy because I am so organized (obviously she does not lack self-confidence). But Tyler’s was really messy so I helped him clean his desk. It took a long time and we were still cleaning and organizing his desk when everyone else was playing for recess. But I wanted to help him and I think I felt the Holy Ghost. I really have no idea what that feels like, but I think I felt it.
Me- I’m sure you did. How did you feel?
L- I just felt good and happy.
Me- That’s exactly how it feels. I’m so proud of you for helping your friend and recognizing that you felt the Holy Ghost.
And then I scooped her up in my arms, breathed her in, and held onto her for as long as she’d let me.
It looked like a great day for a little family hike. . . so we did. Dukes Creek Falls.
Jared and I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Night to Shine event sponsored by the Tim Tebow foundation. I’ll be honest I had no idea who Tim Tebow was before this. Haha. The foundation puts on a prom for special needs guests who get the red-carpet treatment and are each crowned prom king or queen. It was the sweetest night! We were able to meet many of the guests and then escort their parents to an event especially for them while their child had the time of his or her life. I left with a full heart and a deeper gratitude for God’s plan for each of us. It was a night I will always remember and something that I hope I can be a part of year after year.