Sunday, March 15, 2009

We Thank Thee for... Elder Oaks

I show up for our bright-and-early 8:30am church, and the parking lot is empty! So, I decide to head down the street to our Stake Center. An unfamilliar man with earmuffs and a long trenchcoat is motioning me forward to one of the closest parking spots.

I roll down the window and ask "Is this where Hunter's Creek ward is meeting?" He laughs and tells me that yes, Elder Oaks is speaking to us in a special conference at 10am. "You can go in and get a good seat if you want."

Since Kyle is fast asleep at home after his graveyard shift, I decide that there isn't anything better I could be doing at 9am on a Sunday morning, so I decide to go and get a seat. It must have been my lucky day! Elder Oaks came up to me and shook my hand. It was so cool to shake hands with such a happy man that is so full of the spirit. His words really comforted me. I felt like so much of what he said was directed at me. Ever feel like that?

I'm hoping that some good luck was transferred through the handshake! Too bad Kyle couldn't come :( I hate those graveyards, perhaps more than he does!


The Grampp Fam said...

How awesome is that?! That is sad that Kyle wasn't there, poor guy he must get so tired doing those graveyards. I'm glad that you found comfort in his words. I always feel that way in General Conference or wherever, that some talks are directed towards me. It is a great comfort :) We miss you guys, and hopefully we will see you guys sooner than later! Love you.

Er Bear said...

I love when cool things like that happen. A tender mercy for sure! Miss you guys!

Parisa and Zac said...

Wow that is so cool! I love those meetings when you feel like it's for you, they are the best.

NateandAshley said...

That is so awesome! I do also have those moments. Usually everytime that I can actually listen which is rare! way cool experience even if you had to experience it alone.

Burns Family said...

What a great experience...that is seriously amazing!!!

Listen to kelschmells playlist

Get a playlist! Standalone player Get Ringtones

Seattle Anniversary- August 2007