Yesterday, in our sacrament meeting, one of the speakers made a comment that touched a nerve. It was one of those nerves that stays hidden until something really sharp gives it a poke (sort of like the funny-bone).
What he said was (paraphrasing):
“Parents need to make sure their children know what is important in their lives. You can’t just assume they know you have a testimony – you have to tell them often and clearly what you know to be true.”
As I pondered that thought, I wondered if my children and grandchildren REALLY know what I believe. It seems obvious (to me) that they would know that I have a testimony of the Restored Gospel of Christ. It is, after all, my chosen profession to teach the truths of Christ as contained in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But DO they really know???
I hope so!!
I wonder, too, if they know how much I love their mother/grandmother (in fact, I sometimes wonder if SHE knows). It seems to me that I may not have been as demonstrative in my confessions to my posterity as would be appropriate.
And maybe, just as concerning, do my children (all five of you valiant souls) and my grandchildren (the 12.75 greatest little individuals on earth) realize just how much I adore the people you are and are becoming?
Well, to all of you mentioned above, I offer this two word expression of whether you are important or not.
I am (not to be confused with I AM).
Maybe I can show these things better. I hope so. Thanks for listening.