Sunday, January 8, 2012

Day 706: Bosoms

Call me immature, but that word always makes me kind of giggle.  Partly because I can always hear in my head as my little sister struggled to pronounce it--"boooo-isms".

Everybody needs a bosom for a pillow.

That's from a song.  I didn't make it up.

We'll come to its purpose as today's title in a bit.

Today was a good day.  Last week I had a string of not-so-good days.  Really really bad days, to be more accurate.  Pregnancy hormones wreak havoc with my depression, so that's to be expected.  Oddly enough, Friday's scare appears to be what shook me out of it.

And, in what never ceases to baffle HH, I've made a complete 180 and am feeling on top of the world.  You know how that is, right?  One day, you've got it all figured out.  You're in a great routine, really happy with all that you're filling your life with, organized and progressing.  But, it's only a matter of time until I'm back to wondering what is wrong with me and why my life is so messed up.

Ah, fabulousness.

Anyway, I'll take days like today whenever I can get them.

This afternoon I went Visiting Teaching.  This is a thing we do as women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  It's an opportunity to visit other women, to make sure their physical and spiritual needs are being met, and to just uplift each other with love and friendship.  Typically, we go out in pairs called "companionships".  And I just absolutely love my companion.  She's a wonderfully talented and genuine person and I feel as close to her as I do to my own sisters.

Today, we were finally able to visit with a woman who is not new to our area, but is new to our list of women to visit.  I don't know her super well, so it was great to get to meet her.  She is a fascinating person and just has a wonderful, loving attitude about her.

I was able to share this quote with her as part of our spiritual discussion:

Eliza R. Snow (1804–87), second Relief Society general president, explained: “A teacher … should surely have so much of the Spirit of the Lord, as she enters a house to know what spirit she meets in there. … Plead before God and the Holy Ghost to get [the Spirit] so that you will be able to meet that spirit that prevails in that house … and you may feel to talk words of peace and comfort, and if you find a sister feeling cold, take her to your heart as you would a child to your bosom and warm [her] up.

Hence, the title of this blog post.  But I really do like that quote.  I think that women have the capacity to connect in a way that men don't.  I think a part of that is because we need each other in a way that men don't.  But I love the message in this quote, about being in tune with one another's needs and meeting them with pure love and affection.  That is what we should be doing as followers of Christ.

So, it was a Joyful Moment for me to share that moment with these two other remarkable women that I am privileged to interact with.

Wishing you all Joyful Moments and a warm bosom when you need one! (c:


Linda said...

This email made me smile also. After I read that you were feeling much better. Great message you shared with your readers, thanks!

I went Home Teaching with your dad. Yesterday he officially asked me to accept an assignment to be his companion. Interesting! I enjoyed meeting one of his families this afternoon. Added bonus, I got to spend more time with him.

Cheryl said...

Sounds like fun! I liked when the Calls used to come visit us as a couple.