Tuesday, June 25, 2013

[June 25, 2013]

June 25, 2013
22 weeks - or - 5 months, 3 days

Good morning Handsome!

I love you LOVE YOU!

You've been quite busy up there lately!  Stories keep rolling in about your influence on people that knew you and loved you in your 12 1/2 short years, but also stories about your influence on people that have never met you.  You're pretty much amazing.  Not sure what I did right along the way to have this little forever family that I do, but I'm so grateful!

I taught RS on Sunday.  It was from President Packer's Talk "These Things I Know" from April General Conference.  I'm sure you were surprised that I didn't cry through the entire lesson.  ;)  I know I was.  Pretty sure you were standing right there giving me strength to give the lesson.  I thought a lot about you while I was preparing and delivering the lesson.

I thought about your strength.  
Your courage.  
Your faith. 
 Your understanding.  
Your testimony of a loving Father in Heaven and His eternal plan of happiness.  

As I read through President Packer's talk, my mind was taken back to that one night as we were listening to music in your hospital room, the comforting strains of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing primary songs, the song "I Know That My Savior Loves Me" started playing.  

You immediately asked that the volume be increased.  
You sang along with tears on your cheeks.  
You knew.  

A long time ago in a beautiful place,
Children were gathered ’round Jesus.
He blessed and taught as they felt of His love.
Each saw the tears on His face.
The love that He felt for His little ones
I know He feels for me.
I did not touch Him or sit on His knee,
Yet, Jesus is real to me.
I know He lives!
I will follow faithfully.
My heart I give to Him.
I know that my Savior loves me.
Now I am here in a beautiful place,
Learning the teachings of Jesus.
Parents and teachers will help guide the way,
Lighting my path ev’ry day.
Wrapped in the arms of my Savior’s love,
I feel His gentle touch.
Living each day, I will follow His way,
Home to my Father above.
I know He lives!
I will follow faithfully.
My heart I give to Him.
I know that my Savior loves me.
I KNOW that my Savior loves me.
Tami Jeppson Creamer and Derena Bell, 

Just as I now know...I KNOW that my Savior loves me.

The end lines of President Packer's poem could have been written about you.
I now can say with all certainty
That I know and love the Lord.
I can testify with them of old
As I preach His holy word.
I know what He felt in Gethsemane
Is too much to comprehend.
I know He did it all for us;
We have no greater Friend.
I know that He will come anew
With power and in glory.
I know I will see Him once again
At the end of my life’s story.
I’ll kneel before His wounded feet;
I’ll feel His Spirit glow.
My whispering, quivering voice will say,
“My Lord, my God, I know.”

Thank you for your example, son.  
For always choosing to do what was right.
For being the best kind of friend.
The kind of friend that knew and appreciated each individual.
Thank you for your testimony.
For your strength.
For your courage.
For your love.

I miss you.
I love you.
I'm so grateful to be your mom.

Have a great week!

Love you, LOVE YOU!



Cher said...

Beautiful Post and so true!! I miss Kenton!!! His influence truly is far reaching!!
Cheri Cornelius

angieS said...

You are such a inspiration and wonderful mother. Reading your posts always brings tears to my eyes. Thank you for the words you write. Still in my prayers :)

J Allgood said...

I loved your lesson on Sunday and as we sang the song I know that my Savior loves me... I remembered when I was the primary chorister and had the privilege of teaching this song to Kenton and how he loved to sing it and many other songs. I too felt his sweet spirit there Sunday and could hardly sing the song. Thanks for sharing and caring. Hugs and :)