Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Kilun's Blessing


I want to get this on here before I forget about this wonderful day. It WAS a great day for Kilun's blessing! We a had a lot of support from our wonderful friends and family, as we always do. Unfortunately, I didn't get the camera out, so I don't have any pictures of everyone here :( So, for my own record...

Kilun was blessed by his dad, and with him in the circle was Great Grandpa, Uncle Boyd, Uncle Mark, Uncle Floyd, Uncle John, Austin, Kevin Ford, Kevin Varble, Trevor Zezula, Mike Crouch, and Bishop Nelson. Also in attendance at the meeting were Ryan & Shawnee Hoffmann, Jake and Suzi Baxter, and Melanie Slater and her girls (Nate was working). Chris did a great job in the blessing, as he always does.

As we were sitting in Fast & Testimony Meeting, we, in the back row, had a very spiritual experience. I wouldn't normally post it here, but I want to remember it, and right now, this is the place I put those things. As I sat there with Kilun, he was so smiley; more smiley than is had ever been. He just kept looking up and smiling, not at me, but something, or someone else. At the time, I felt strongly that his Grandpa Gene was there and that's who he was smiling at. As I later thought about this, it occured to me that this shouldn't be so surprising to me. He knows his Grandpa very well. I'm sure that's who he was with before he came to this earth. The veil is still very thin for Brekan and I am convinced that he sees his Grandpa all the time. It is a comfort to Kilun to see his Grandpa who he just recently left. That, by itself, was a great thing for me to realize during that meeting. But, a few minutes later, I looked down the row and saw that my mom was crying. I didn't know why. Chris then told me that my uncle, who was also sitting on our row, had looked over and saw my dad next to me. He was there. I already knew he was there, but to have someone else know he was there was a great thing for me. I have also wondered if my dad is around me, if he watches me, and mostly I just don't know. But that day, I knew he was with my son, and he was with me too.

7 comments:

Torrie Nicholas said...

That is really neat, it's so wonderful to know that there is something to to look forward to beyond this life time. Thank you for sharing.

Sariah in Vancouver said...

That is so awesome and special for you guys! What a comfort for all of you. :)

~Aimee~ said...

Stuff lilke that happened when Jilly was little ALL THE TIME! Most often I would be changing her diaper, and she would look past me to the doorway of the room and start smiling and giggling. At first it baffled me, then I realized her Grandpa Brad was probably there making faces and telling jokes. I got used to it and would comment on it everytime. It always touched my heart. :-)

LeRoy & Anne Welling said...

Melissa,
Thanks so much for sharing that spiritual experience. We wish we could have been there with you, but we were thinking about you.
I'm very sure he was there with you!
Love,
Uncle Roy and Aunt Anne

The Varbles said...

Wow, that's such an awesome experience. I totally believe our deceased loved ones are around us all the time watching over and helping us. Thanks for sharing.

Janna said...

I started crying when I read this. It's so touching. It's such comfort to know that our little ones are with family before they even come to us and when they are little the veil is so thin that they can still see them.

Very neat experience!

Donna Madsen said...

What an awesome experience. I am sure your Dad has been there on all your special days and maybe some not so special ones too. I hope you will always remember that.

I love you blog. It is very cute.