Sunday, February 7, 2016

Super Bowl and Blessings

Today after church my parents came over for dinner and to watch the Super Bowl.

Grace made this yummy Super Bowl dip!

As my dad was leaving he was sort of hanging around the door, hesitating for some reason. Finally, he told us that he really wanted to give Mark a blessing before Mark leaves for Russia and asked if that would be okay. Of course we thought it was a great idea and they came back in and my dad gave Mark a beautiful blessing. The spirit was so strong and we all felt such gratitude for the blessings of safety and of protection that were promised.  By the time it was over we were all in tears.

Later my dad called and told us that he felt prompted earlier in the week to give Mark a blessing. As he was getting ready to leave he almost felt like he couldn't walk out the door and he knew he needed to offer the blessing.  Mark has been so worried about leaving us alone for six weeks and also stressed out about performing well in his job where he doesn't speak the language or even know anyone. Mark and I were so touched that Heavenly Father is aware of us and our worries and concerns. I'm grateful for my dad's love for us and also that he listened to that prompting.

1 comment:

Myrna said...

Oh, that was such a precious post. Your dad is so awesome, Shannon. Hope all goes well for Mark, and for all of you at home.