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Thursday, April 26, 2012

On The Right Path

I just had to write about a neat experience today.  Jackson scored a goal at his soccer game so I told him I would take him to get a treat after the game.  He wanted frozen yogurt and there is literally a Menchies about 500ft from where his game was.  But I felt like I should take him to a family owned place called Chillz that I have never been to, that was several miles away and out of the way... It was odd, but the feeling was so strong to go so I did...

We were in there for about 25 minutes and there was no one else in there.  It's a nice place, they had thin mint yogurt that was delicious.  I thought is this why I was suppose to come in here, for the girl scout cookie flavored yogurt?  It is my favorite, but I still felt like I was missing the reason I was there.  We were almost done and then I saw this cute mom walk in with 2 boys.

I smiled and watched them pick out all their favorite toppings.  They sat down behind us.  Joe and I sat there while Jack finished up his yogurt and this sweet woman asked how old Joe is and I told her he will be 1 next month.  She asked what day and said that her boy was born in May as well.  I thought that was neat and asked which boy of hers was born in May.   She said, "He is not here."  I  looked at her a little funny and thought she said that kinda like I do when I bring up Jonas :)   She asked how many kids I have and I said 3 boys too.  She said, "Well where is your 3rd boy?"   I told her he is in heaven and she told me that is where her other son is too!  We were both kind of surprised.  I knew in that instant that was why I was suppose to go to Chillz.  It made my whole week meeting her and her cute boys.  We talked for awhile and it was so comforting to meet another mom that understands the pain of trying to live life with a son in heaven.  Jackson talked about her cute boys all the way home.  Jack said, "It was so cool I got to play with them while Jonas gets to play with their brother in heaven."  And of course that caused tears to stream down my face, but it brings comfort at the same time that he is starting to realize he is not the only one with a sibling in heaven.

It's been a hard week.  My neighbor's 1 year old dog that we all love was hit and killed instantly.  I know he is not a human, but it's another young life that was cut short :(  My dear sister Liz has been trying so hard to adopt a child and she was so close to getting twin girls, but it did not work out.  My heart is aching for her and I hope and pray soon that some more little ones can join their family.  It is also the 2 year anniversary of one my BLMs Annette who lost her little girl Valentina.  They have been on my mind all week and honestly it is showing me that the heartache of loosing a child does not lessen one bit no matter how much time passes.

I am so thankful to meet Alesha today.  It was yet another sign that Heavenly Father and our Savior are real and they put certain people in our path to show how much they love us.

11 comments:

Irina Cline said...

That's such a neat experience! I'm glad you followed your promptings. Even if it's about a frozen yogurt.

liz taylor said...

Love you. What a great experience:)

ashmae said...

Jen,
You are always so good. Such a good example of being willing to follow through with what you feel you should do or say. And those boys! I wish Remy could play with them.

Alesha said...

I cried while reading this. It is so true. It was definitely meant to be. :)

Dana said...

Wow, I got chills while reading this. I love that you met Alethea, what a great experience. And I love that Jackson said. He is such a sweet boy.

Kristin said...

The Lord works in mysterious ways. :) But that is why it is so awesome. Thank you for sharing!

Kristin said...

I'm not sure if my last comment saved... but I wanted to say that the Lord works in mysterious ways, and I have no doubt that he sends "angels" to comfort us-- as you were I'm sure a comfort to her! Your story made me choked up. Thanks for sharing. :)

Kim said...

That is so awesome how that worked out. It is always to comforting to talk with someone in person who relates to the every day challenges that losing a child brings. Big hugs to you during this rough week.

Anonymous said...

Jen, you are an awesome example to me and my family! I applaud you for following your prompting. No doubt, it was meant to be and it sounds like you were bot blessed by meeting each other. Thank you for sharing this with us!!

-Cheri

angelique said...

that's jen...& the good Lord :)
oxx!

Em said...

I've been wanting to comment on this post since it came up. I love being reminded of the tender mercies of an attentive God. And I love that you were in tune enough to be a part of one.