Friday, May 11, 2012

Priesthood Power

Tonight, I sent the boys off to the Fathers and Sons Camp-out/Priesthood commemoration.  But before I sent them off, I baked them a couple dozen chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, and at the last minute, I pleaded for a blessing.  

I felt a little silly asking for one, because it seems sort of trivial.  I've been stuffed up for two days now and nothing has alleviated it.  This means I can't sleep, and it's difficult to eat or read stories to the girls...because I have to breathe out of my mouth.  Sounds small, but it was interrupting things and knowing Steve would be gone this weekend at the camp-out, I didn't want to risk feeling this way without any help.

So I asked.  (Mama always said, "You don't ask, you don't get.") And I got.

What I got was a blessing of healing, but also a blessing of guidance, a blessing for wisdom about what it means to bear a child in this world, a blessing for increased revelation for all of our children.

After that beautiful blessing, we had a family hug.  Scarlett asked me if I had felt the Spirit, and I said yes.  Guy asked, "Then why aren't you crying?"  We laughed and explained that you don't always cry when you feel the spirit.  :)

We waved to the boys and I ran out and gave Guy one of these bracelets that I made for him to wear over the weekend.  He tried it on and then had second thoughts about it, I think because wearing bracelets seemed like a "girl-thing."  But then Steve took one and showed Guy that real men can wear a gift from their Mama and not feel ashamed! :)  After seeing Steve put his on, Guy took his back again. :)

I walked back into the house and suddenly noticed that I was breathing freely again through my more suffocating stuffiness!  And THEN I started to cry.

I cried knowing already that I had received a powerful blessing, delivered by a man who worthily bears the Priesthood of the Lord.  I bear God's children.  Steve bears the power to bless those children (and me).  Together, we do the work of the Lord in our little family.

It it truly a blessing to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints....which makes the fullness of the everlasting gospel of Jesus Christ and his priesthood available to each one of us.

Have a great weekend!


  1. I love those bracelets! They're so fun to make.

  2. and then you made me cry  :)
    I totally believe in the Power of the Priesthood!!

  3. Very...especially since we are eating chocolate chip cookies for dinner.  I made an executive decision! :)

  4. It was my first time making them!  I think we'll make them at our family reunions this summer as we each have to come up with a craft!

  5. thanks for sharing your daily struggles...carry on mommy dear!

  6. Thanks for sharing this.  I am in the trial of my life right now and felt a measure of comfort in your experience. It was what I needed to hear today.

  7. Thanks for sharing this.  It is so interesting to read.  I left the church because of cognitive dissonance, but it is nice to know that some people still benefit from its teachings.

  8. Jennifer BrunerSaturday, May 12, 2012

    I've got tears in my eyes.  This is exactly the way life is supposed to be.  You are SO blessed.

  9. Getting a blessing doesn't even have to be because you are sick, it can be you just need it (at least that's what my Bishop tells me) never be afraid to ask because it seems trivial, you get the urge to ask for a reason

  10. Emily EversoleMonday, May 14, 2012

    Oh Jocelyn, you made me cry too. Blessings are entirely the best. Second are definitely those cookies, ;)

    ♥, Emily

  11. You are definitely blessed!