Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I hope no one will be offended by this, but I just wanted to tell you of my experience with your mother. I never knew her in this life, but I look forward to meeting her in the next. I know that my own mother has already met and embraced her for me.
In some ways I feel like I do know her, however. In knowing her sons and daughters, and seeing her influence in their lives, I think I know her. And I know that on occasion, I have felt her Spirit in our home.
I was honored when, at one of the final Stake Relief Society Conferences I attended before we left Hendersonville, one of the Sisters in the Ward shared how two of her Visiting Teachers had touched her life in a meaningful way. It was myself and your Mom. I was so honored to be mentioned in connection with your mother.
Thank you for accepting me in your family and to share, in a vicarious way, your mother's influence.