December 25, 2011

The Best Gift...EVER!

Tis the Season!!!  

The holidays are a special time of year for most of us...and for each of us for a different reason.  For some, it is the joy of giving and receiving, for others it is the time we get to spend with family and friends.  And yet, for others it is the one time of year we can eat whatever we want with little to no guilt.  

My holiday season changed forever 2 years ago.  My little Ella Holidae Marie was born on Dec. 4th.  She was due on Christmas Eve and due to my bout with pancreatitis, the doc and I agreed she should get here sooner.

So, December 4th is a special day...but this past December 4th, it became even more special.

Ella Holidae Marie celebrates her 2nd Birthday!
Ella Holidae Marie aka Tiny Little Angel Lumps, received the most precious gift anyone could ever give or receive.  She received the gift of the Holy Ghost!!  

Her big brother Jon was praying in the altar and I asked Ella if she wanted to go pray with Jon.  She said: "uh huh" and took my hand.

I led her to kneel beside him and figured she'd stay there maybe 20 seconds and then be off to do something else.  Boy, was I wrong.  She knelt down and began really crying.  I picked her up to move her back some and at that point, I could tell she was sobbing!!  I handed her to Trent who was kneeling nearby and he held her.  She covered her eyes with her hands, still sobbing and it was then I noticed she had stammering lips!  I began to talk to her like I would anyone else trying to receive the Holy Ghost and told her to just "tell God how much you love him" and although she is not able to actually speak those words, in seconds she was speaking in other tongues!!

She went around to various people who were standing by and asked to be held, put her head in their neck, sobbed and would speak in tongues over and over.  She literally could not stop!  It was the wildest thing I have ever seen!!!

So, as we all celebrate the season, let us not forget the best gift ever given, the gift of the Holy Ghost!!  
Merry Christmas to you all!

We are anticipating miracles, signs and wonders for the New Year!