Thursday, June 25, 2009

So I don't forget.

I just have to record this conversation so that I will never forget it.

The other day I took the girls to the park. Katelund was swinging on the swing, which she can finally do by herself, [Oh blessed day!!! Learning how to pump on the swing has to be one of the best mile markers ever.] and Cloey was running around playing on the playground. Cloey decided to take her shoes off and go running into the grass. She just happened to step right on top of a bumblebee. The bee stung her. She started screaming like crazy! I ran over to her, picked her up, and tried to calm her down as I grabbed everything and told Katelund to follow me to the van. Katelund came running up behind me as I was still trying to comfort Cloey and said the following...

"Mommy, I wish that the bee would have stung me so that Cloey wouldn't be hurting right now."

I have really been thinking about what Katelund said ever since it happened. In that moment, I believe that she demonstrated the purest kind of love. The kind of love that the Savior had for all of us, enough to suffer that we may not suffer. In the Book of Mormon, Abinidai said, "but there is a resurrection, therefore the grave hath no victory and the sting of death is swallowed up in Christ". The sting of every pain, sorrow, and sin is swallowed up in Christ. How thankful I am today that He loved me enough to take away the sting out of the experiences in my life that have brought me pain and sorrow. He has overcome them all, so that I wouldn't be left hurting. I stand all amazed, today and everyday, for the love Jesus offers me. The pure love of Christ that can heal every wound and take the sting out of any pain.

7 comments:

The Allphins said...

That is so sweet. What a good example to all of us.

Sherrie said...

Melissa,
Your ability to write and allow the spirit to touch my heart never ceases to amaze me. Thank you for sharing. Of course knowing that it involves my granddaughters doesn't hurt either (except for Cloey that is:)
Love mom by the beach.

Mandy said...

How sweet....poor Cloey. Bee stings hurt so bad -- I think we forget when it hasn't happened in years, and Katelund is an example to us all. (B also just recently started pumping on the swings by herself - whew!)

Destinee said...

I love this post! Such love.
Beautiful.

Heather said...

So sweet and tender. I love how being a mom teaches you the sweetness of the gospel and the tender mercies of the Lord.

Tricia said...

Your girls are as amazing as their mom! BTW, I'm SO thrilled about your pregnancy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

erin sheely said...

What a wonderful thing to hear from your child. They learn that kind of love from their mommy

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