Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Special and Sacred Day

Sunday, January 9, 2010 was a very eventful day for our family. Mike was put in as second counselor in the Bishopric and Karrie received her Patriarchal Blessing.  Karrie had been asking for her Patriarchal Blessing for awhile but Mike and I wanted to be sure she was ready. We finally felt like she was! She reads her scriptures faithfully and has turned into a very spiritual young woman! We went to Patriarch Saunders home for her blessing.  My Dad, Grandpa and Grandma Jones and Ashley as well as Mike and I were present for her blessing. The spirit was overwhelmingly strong! I knew that all of our family that have passed on were there! I especially felt my Granddaddy Wilkerson, Grandmother Wilkerson and my Mother there! I KNOW that they would not have missed this special day! Karrie was so touched by the spirit and could not stop crying after her blessing.  I won't share all the sacred details, but I will tell you that I felt so strongly how much Heavenly Father loves Karrie.  He really let her know how much He loves her and how special she is to Him through this blessing! Actually, I could feel love for Karrie from everyone in that room, even from my Mother and Grandparents! I am so proud of Karrie! She is so sweet and loving! I am so thankful that she was sent to Mike and I! I love you so much Karrie!
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.

5 comments:

nathan n rachel said...

What a neat experience. I love it when I have spiritual experiences when I can feel the presence of others from the other side of the veil.

Whitney and Camron Allen said...

SO awesome that Karrie got her blessing. I can't imagine the joy you feel and how happy you are to have such a great YOUNG woman! And good luck to Mike! Love ya.

Amy said...

What a beautiful day! I know Karrie was more than ready for her blessing. I'm so happy and proud of your family. I remember Grandmother telling Mike he'd be in a bishopbric one day. I'm so grateful it was such a sacred, special day! I Love You all!

Jenny Lyn said...

Congratulations to Mike and Carrie!!

Kelli said...

WoW!! Congrats to both of them. That's so great!! Couldn't be a better way to start out the New Year! Love you guys!