Today was a good day. We found an agency to work with Elise when she turns 3.
I thought we were going to use the preschool we had toured but the more I thought and prayed about it, the more uncomfortable I felt. I knew the preschool was not where Elise was supposed to go. This was very discouraging to me because I kept thinking, "Why wouldn't it be right?" and then, "Now what?"
The following day after I received my answer, we went to church. The speaker's topic was on the prophet, Joseph Smith. He gave the story about how Joseph was searching all the different churches to know which church was true then asked himself,
"I was one day reading the Epistle of James, first chapter and fifth verse, which reads: 'If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.'
I am in no way trying to relate my experience with the prophet's, but the principle is the same: I knew that if I wanted an answer then I must follow Joseph Smith's example and begin researching the different agencies, then "ask of God," which one was the best fit.
The day started at 11AM with interviews to a couple different agencies and ended at 5PM. It was a long, but very productive day and I feel so much better.
I didn't realize how much this was weighing on my mind until I walked into a specific agency and immediately I was overcome with an immense feeling of relief and peace. I felt the Spirit confirm to me that this was where Elise needed to go. After we left I couldn't hold back my tears of joy any longer.
Nothing feels better than to follow the promptings of the Spirit. I had received my answer and I knew it was from God.
Joseph Smith received a specific answer as well to his plight. His story goes on:
14 So, in accordance with this, my determination to ask of God, I retired to the woods to make the attempt. It was on the morning of a beautiful, clear day, early in the spring of eighteen hundred and twenty. It was the first time in my life that I had made such an attempt, for amidst all my anxieties I had never as yet made the attempt to pray vocally.
Ten years after he received his answer, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was re-established on the earth.
I know that by sincerely asking God in prayer, and working to find an answer then in God's timing and in His way, we will be given the answer that is right.
Here is a video recounting Joseph Smith's vision:
I LOVE being a mom to my 5 kids; one with special needs. There is no greater joy than being a parent! I love each one individually but this blog will mostly focus on our daughter with special needs and our journey with her. Thanks for reading!