Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Comment to Remember

(My Dad posted this comment a couple days ago after reading my "Bitter and Sweet" entry. I wanted to publish it...to read and remember. I'd never heard this story before, and I know my dad was generous in restricting his description of my emotions to "extremely". haha. I was a dramatic kid. The concept of eternal families is beautiful.)

I remember 23 years ago I was out in the yard when my very young impressionable little girl came crying to me EXTREMELY upset and hurt that a neighbor friend had taken her tricycle from her. I was anxious, feeling very inadequate, what do I do? How do I help my little girl understand? Then it happened, a wave of peace and clarity came over me. I explained that it was the right thing to do to let him play with her tricycle, that the little boy didn't understand and that Heavenly Father is looking at you right now and is smiling....do you see? My little girl looked up and for what seemed an eternity stared up into the sky. I thought it was a cute little trick but what happened next I will never forget as long as I live. I was overcome with joy and felt as sacred an experience as I've ever had, as I watch my little girl watching Him, I knew I had witnessed....Tara, as parents our biggest fan, our constant support, our ever vigilant coach is our Heavenly Father. There is NOT a greater work to do for those who are blessed to do so than to raise his children. No one makes more mistakes than a parent, no one forgives more than a little child, and absolutely no one is given more divine assistance to succeed than a willing and patient parent.God bless you my little girl.
Love,Dad

9 comments:

Missy said...

That made me cry. Thank you for sharing that Tara.

Lora said...

Tara,
You have one amazing Dad, it's easy see why you're such a great mom! Thanks for sharing that with all of us who adore your sight!

The Rylanders said...

What a sweet father you have. Isn't it wonderful that even though we are grown up now and parents ourselves, OUR PARENTS are always there to help us along the way :)

Loni Stevens said...

That is a really neat story. Love your dad.

Bailey Family said...

Your dad has a way of telling stories and relating spiritual things. Thanks for sharing that.

Tiff and Dave said...

Wow, what an awesome comment! Your dad is such a neat guy!

~The Stevens Family~ said...

Totally tearing up right now, what an awesome dad you have!!!

Isaura said...

what a great comment. my dad is a man of few words and when he gives me words of advice i cherish them too.

The Freestones said...

Hey, Tara! I was blog stalking and found yours---hope you don't mind ;-)! Your kids are sooooo cute! I can't believe how big Zach is now. Hope all is well!