Last night after the marvellous choir experience, my ward held a Visiting and Home Teaching conference. This conference included Relief Society and Priesthood members. I don't know how MB (no, not the same from choir) and the presidencies always seem to pull off such wonderful conferences. MB and CR gave wonderful talks about people they visit-taught and the way that their own visiting teachers affected their lives. The talks were so filled with the spirit and I am glad they both were willing to share them with the rest of us.
KP (Priesthood) also shared a story of an experience he and his wife had. They were the visiting/home teachers for a couple that they had known for awhile, and the husband had been in the hospital for awhile, and one night as they were on their way to do something, KP's wife said "Let's drop in at the hospital." So following his wife's prompting, they stopped at the hospital to check in with the gentleman. As they got to his room, and began searching for him, they learned he had just recently passed away. After learning the news, KP and his wife went to the newly widowed woman's home. By the time they had gotten there, the lady had just gotten the phone call from the hospital a few minutes prior to their arrival. She hadn't yet had time to call family, or friends. But with the help of KP and his wife, the arrangements were made easily.
"Angels are within those whom we least suspect, or those we push away the most" ~Richard Gallagher (1967-2008) Sometimes I feel as if I am not important, and life could go on without me. There are things that I need or want to do, but can't do it. I feel at times as well that some people are biased and superficial. Tonight I was reminded that if I was gone some people would miss me. I got very warm and enthusiastic grins and "Hey! You're here! I've missed you today!" It made me feel like I am loved and wanted, and that I belong somewhere in this crazy mixed up world.
"Feeling as if you belong in some sense can make one stronger than the hardest obstacle they might ever face." ~Anonymous
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