Sunday, October 7, 2012

We Thank Thee, O God, For A Prophet

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 With it being General Conference weekend, this posting seems appropriate.
Conference was so amazing. Just what I needed to hear over and over.

"You future is as bright as your faith."
~ President Thomas S. Monson

Back in July, Robert and Teresa and Zach were getting ready to move away for law school, so Robert and Teresa were asked to speak in their ward before they moved. They day they spoke, our family all went to hear them speak and there was a very special visitor in their sacrament meeting that day.
President and Sister Monson were there for the blessing of their great grandson that day.
After it was over, we all went out to try to catch a glimpse of President Monson before he drove away.
He was still on the sidewalk and we were all blessed to be able to shake his hand.
His body guards kept trying to get him continue on to the car and President Monson kept telling them that its okay and they have time. He had somewhere else to be, but he was willing to take the time to shake everyone's hand who was outside and wanted to shake his hand. He even asked if that was everyone once everyone had a chance.
This is the best photo I got of Aaron with President Monson, but it took some tries.
I sent Aaron over by him several times to get a photo, too bad Aaron was a little shy even around the Prophet. Even when I was taking this photo, I tried to get Aaron to go stand on the other side of President Monson, but he just wanted to stand next to Joe for the photo. Oh well. :) Another nephew of mine is in the top right corner.
I can't complain. He got to shake the Prophet's hand at least two times while I tried to get a good photo.
The photos below have nieces and nephews of mine in the photos and also some people that I don't know.

First attempt.
With another nephew of mine shaking his hand.

Second attempt.

Third attempt.

Nieces and nephews of mine with President Monson.

These are all nieces and nephews of mine.

It was so neat to be able to meet the Prophet and shake his hand.
He was so loving and kind to stay and take the time to meet us all.
We sure love him.
I know that he truly is a special witness of Jesus Christ and God's Prophet here on earth.

"We thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet,
To guide us in these latter days;
We thank Thee for sending the Gospel
To lighten our minds with its rays;
We thank Thee for every blessing
Bestowed by Thy bounteous hand;
We feel it a pleasure to serve Thee,
And love to obey Thy command.

When dark clouds of trouble hang o’er us
And threaten our peace to destroy,
There is hope smiling brightly before us,
And we know that deliv’rance is nigh;
We doubt not the Lord, nor His goodness,
We’ve proved Him in days that are past;
The wicked who fight against Zion,
Will surely be smitten at last.

We’ll sing of His goodness and mercy,
We’ll praise Him by day and by night,
Rejoice in His glorious Gospel,
And bask in its lifegiving light;
Thus on to eternal perfection
The honest and faithful will go,
While they who reject this glad message,
Shall never such happiness know."
~ LDS Hymn Book 

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Mindy said...

So awesome! I love that man... truly a prophet of God.

Allred Mom said...

What a wonderful blessing for both of you! Aaron will always remember the day he met the prophet, even if he was too shy to stand real close to him.