We got together for a 4-H swim party on the 9th. It was fun to get together and swim. Clark was jumping and swimming to the side all by himself. It was so great to see him be so brave! By this time Lorna has had lots of time in the pool and gained the courage to jump off the diving board. Since she can't swim to the side by herself she would have me catch her. The best part was how much she loved it! She would do it over and over again! She is fearless!
I had the opportunity to give a talk in Sacrament meeting. It was on repentance. While I was preparing for it I thought of Lorna jumping to me. It really sunk in how much we are like Lorna. We are here on earth trying to come back to our Heavenly Father, but we can't get there on our own, just as Lorna couldn't swim on her own. Yet, we jump and have faith in our Heavenly Father's plan, and our Savior to catch us and help us make it back to them. How much faith do we have in the plan? Are we willing to take that jump and make the changes we need to make to use the atonement to make it back to our Heavenly Father? He is waiting for us!
I am grateful for this experience and seeing Lorna's trust and love in a perspective on how we need to relate to our Heavenly Father!