Wednesday, April 1, 2009

What boulder?

Imagine that I'm wearing a huge hiking backpack. While I wasn't looking, someone traded my clothes and sleeping bag for a giant boulder. But I'm just sailing down the path, whistling a cheery tune, oblivious to the weight. Then you come up and see the huge boulder sticking out of my pack and say, "Whoa, you must be so strong! That boulder looks HUGE!" I look at you, confused, "What boulder?" As I turn around to see what you're talking about, I notice someone behind me holding my pack up just high enough that the weight isn't resting on my shoulders.

That's the image that came to mind as I reread Mosiah 24:14, the scripture story that strengthened me when Dexter was just a day old. I really never felt the boulder drop into my pack. What a miracle I've experienced!


merathon said...

what a great way to describe it!

Karen said...

Wow. That is a miracle. Monette, we wish we could be with all of you tomorrow. Your family will be in our thoughts and hearts. We love you, and wish you peace and perspective.

Cervantes Family said...

wow Monette, you really know how to liken the scriptures unto yourself!
I'm glad you experienced that miracle.

Karey said...

Isn't it amazing how real the strengthening and enabling power of the atonement can be?

Now if only I could remember that! :)

We're thinking of you today! Wish we could be there to give you a hug and pay tribute to your beautiful son!

Monette and Mark said...

I googled myself a while back and found you. I thought it was kind of fun to find someone with the same unique name who also happens to be a member of the church. I remembered you today and thought I would say hello. First, I scrolled through your blog a little. Oh, my heart goes out to you. I cried for you and your loss. I am so impressed at the attitude that you have and how you rely on your Father in Heaven. You are amazing!! That is so wonderful that you have experienced your burdens lightened. I will pray for you and your family. I am on facebook and you are welcome to visit my blog mandmdahle blogspot dot com