We have church at 9am, so since my Dad, Grandpa and Grandma Jones were coming up for Karrie's blessing (which was at 1pm), they all came to church with us to see Mike sustained as a High Priest and 2nd counselor in the Bishopric. They came to all our meetings with us, and after church Mike's Father ordained Mike a High Priest and then Mike was set apart as 2nd counselor in the Bishopric. Mike has served as Executive Secretary to Bishop Kennedy for 3 years. Bishop Kennedy loves Mike and has been so good to our family! He came to my Mother's funeral and has been a very supportive and caring Bishop! He is a wonderful man and we both love him very much! Mike is excited to serve with him! After Mike got called, I reminded him of what my Grandmother Wilkerson kept telling him when she was alive, she kept saying over and over that she knew without a doubt that Mike would be in the Bishopric someday. Maybe that explains why I felt her very strongly in the room when Mike was being set apart. I know my Grandmother was making herself known! I know like at Karrie's Patriarchal Blessing, that many of our family members from beyond the veil were there to support our family! I know without a doubt that my Mother would not have missed any of our special day! I want Mike to know how much I love him, how proud I am of him, and how thankful I am for him! It was truly a special and sacred day for our family, and one we will always remember!
|Grandpa Shaw, Karrie, Grandma Jones, Grandpa Jones.|
|Mike and his parents.|