Thursday, February 19, 2009
What a special and spirit-filled evening I was blessed to be a part of earlier this week on Tuesday, the 17th. I was asked to present a fireside at a New Beginnings for a local ward. I was especially excited and a little more nervous than usual because the sweet YW President who invited me is a dear friend and very special to our family. I admire her greatly, and wanted to be sure her Young Women were blessed with an uplifting and memorable evening. Before my portion of the program, I was blessed to hear this sweet sister speak and bear testimony of important truths. My heart was touched as the Spirit was invited to the meeting. As I presented my songs and testimony I was overcome with gratitude for the joy that I know and am able to express to others in settings like this. My very best friend, Melanie, came to offer her genuine support and love. It is so special to have her voice singing harmony on two of the songs from the "Be A Believer" CD. For a moment, I was able to speak of her amazing example and felt so humbled to have the tender blessing of her friendship. I spoke of my family, my precious children who show me the way every day. I was just overcome with the greatest feeling of love and peace. I know my Savior offers such strength to me, and I am so thankful to know and bear testimony of His love and compassion. Afterward, I was able to converse with many sweet and appreciative individuals. It is so special to just be a small part of a spiritual experience for others. It is amazing to me that the music in my heart can touch the hearts of others too. As dear friends offered thanks through kind words and embraces, I felt so blessed...so very blessed.