Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A blessing

Dear Boston,

You're 17 months old and getting bigger and smarter and stronger every day.  Life is rapidly changing for you.  You went from sleeping in a pack n play (safe and sound I might add) to climbing out of your pack n play constantly and switching to a big boy bed.  In your new found freedom you're discovering how to play in your room in the dark and open your door and walk down the hall into Mom and Dad's room all by yourself.  You also recently just got over being really sick with Bronchitis and tonsilitis, not to mention Daddy went from playing at home every day all day with us, to being gone most of the day at work.  What I'm getting at is that a lot of things seem to be adding up to what has been a really hard day for you. 

  A couple nights ago you woke up 3 times during the night and today you woke up from your nap bawling and you couldn't be consoled for over an hour. This isn't like you at all.  We put you to bed and you went right down at your usual time, but you woke up only an hour later, again inconsolable.  Daddy and I tried to comfort you and tried to determine what was wrong.  Are you teething?  Your cry definitely sounded like a pain cry.  Are you overtired?  Sick?  Overstimulated?  Scared?  Uncomfortable?  Hungry?  We couldn't figure out what to do for you, so I asked Daddy to give you a blessing.  At this point you were still screaming and crying.  You never let me cradle you anymore (you're just too old for that) but I cradled you anyway in my arms, while you still screamed.  I told you that Daddy was going to give you a blessing and Heavenly Father would speak to you and not only that but he would take care of you and make you feel better.  I then told you to have some faith.  Daddy laid his hands on your head and you immediately stopped screaming and crying.  It was instant. 

  Daddy blessed you and you calmed right down and began to drift off to sleep.  Nothing we had done helped, no cuddling, talking, singing, or anything else we tried helped, but in that moment I know with all my heart you were connected directly with Heavenly Father and you recognized his spirit even stronger than normal.  You looked up at Daddy and I at the end of the blessing and we kissed you on the lips, walked you to bed and you've been out ever since.  The Gospel is an amazing thing, and that experience was another testimony builder that I'll hold on to.  I've said this to you before, but remember that the Spirit is familiar to you, it's ingrained in you and you know how to recognize it.  You're perfect and innocent right now, but as you get older I hope you remember to live your life in a way that the Spirit can speak as strongly to you as it did tonight and always offer you the immediate relief and comfort that it did tonight.

We love you Darling,


You and Dadda cuddled up when you were sick
Momma and Dadda

1 comment:

  1. That us a really cool experience. Thank you for sharing it! You have such a sweet and loving little man with amazing parents that will lead him by example on how to rely and have faith in the Lord. With that he can do anything. Love you guys!