Always a Lesson to be Learned Over and Over!


What joy filled our hearts when we received a call from the Ogden Temple President! He extended a call to Jon to be set apart as a Sealer. We traveled to Salt Lake on Friday, February 15th, 2008. Elder Richard G. Scott pronounced a beautiful blessing upon Jon and then set him apart. Many promises were given to him if he would remain faithful and humble in this new calling. We felt very humbled to be in Elder Scott's presence. His office had the same feel as is felt in the temple. Calm and peaceful. Our stay their was really very short and yet so much was said in that few minutes that it seemed to be much longer. We also had the priviledge to say "good morning" to President Monson as he hurried by us on his way to a meeting. He smiled, nodded his head and said, "I'm late for a meeting, meetings, meetings, meetings." Somehow even that short encounter seemed longer than it was. We left the church administration building and we were at a loss for words. Such an experience it had been and it was as though we needed to remain silent so as to let it sink in.
Jon has not slept much since this all happened, and neither have I. He has so many unanswered questions on his mind as to how this came about. Today, Wednesday, February 20, 2008 he has traveled to Ogden to meet with the Temple President, President Watts. I am anxious for his return so as to find out the answers to those many questions.
Now as to that lesson that I learned! Experiences that are sacred are just that-------sacred.
It is great to share with some people who are very close to you, but if that few become more then a few, something gets lost. While you are trying to express your feelings, to some it can come across as bragging (for lack of another word). Therefore that very precious, very sacred experience loses something. I knew that, I know that, and I know that I knew that, but knowing that didn't stop me!! And I came across bragging about my husband and this great calling he had received. I wanted so badly for others to experience my joy, that in so doing a little part of the sacredness went away. Listen carefully you who I cherish and love out there. Learn from this. When you have one of those incredible sacred experiences, share it with just a very few and then write it in your journal and then----------keep it next to your own heart.
Love to you all
Mom, Grandma, Aunt Connie


Jonna said...

Mom...your post is wonderful. We are absolutely thrilled for Dad. I know he's my Dad, but he has always had a way with words. He can say things in a gentle way, and get a powerful point across. I think that Dad will be a blessing to many. If that's bragging, then so be it!!! Love you Mom and Dad

Brandi said...

I am honored to be able to read about this. I think that if one takes it the wrong way it is because they are not taking in the informaiton in a spiritual way, not because you are "bragging" about it. Like mom said, so be it if thats what it is! You both are amazing, and I think it wonderful that you have this amazing opportunity, and endless memories and experiences to follow! I want to grow from this, and the only way I know how that can work is if you share your experiences. I love you guys so much, you are great examples and I truly appreciate it.

Chantri said...

I am so proud to have you both as Grandparents. You two are such great examples to all of us. And now--with this amazing calling Grandpa has been given- it just goes to show all of us the beauty and blessings that come from being humble & faithful in the church and in our daily lives. Grandpa will do wonderfully...tell him not to worry too much...stress can take the joy out of things. But I do understand the overwhelm-ness (I'm sure that’s not a word!) one would feel.

You know—it’s too bad there isn’t a better word than “bragging” I think we should call it “sharing life delights” it’s just too bad that people take things the wrong way and can’t be happy with people’s joys.

Danielle said...

Grams, The post as my mom put was wonderful! I am so blessed to have such wonderful grandparents in my life. I love you so much. This experience for the both of you takes my breath away. I can't even imagine. The Lord has many things in store for the two of you I'm sure. You are both such great examples and Im proud to call you my grandparents. Love you both look forward to seeing you soon!!