heroes among us

Aug 20, 2009

There are many heroes that walk among us. People that reach out to others with a smile, a hug, a meal, or a box of food. There are those who silently seek out opportunities for service each day and do untold good. There are people that endure pain, loneliness, heartache, and sickness with courage and faith. There are those willing to stand for truth even when it means rejection or reprisals. My life has been richly blessed by such heroes. Hopefully yours has as well.

Tonight my mind is full of another hero. This hero is willing to give of her body, mind, heart, comfort, and control to bring children to this earth. She is willing to give her time to teach and to serve her children for the rest of her life. She is striving to hear and obey the will of the Lord. She is worn out and tired and hurting and out of breath and so ready to give birth this very minute if her baby would just come out!

And so she waits and waits and waits.

And he doesn’t come.

Amy, he will come. I promise.

You are a hero in every sense of the word. You amaze me with your love of God, dedication to truth, willingness to obey, and desire to serve. Thank you for being a beautiful example of womanhood. I love you.

As mothers in Israel, we are the Lord’s secret weapon. Our influence comes from a divine endowment that has been in place from the beginning. In the premortal world, when our Father described our role, I wonder if we didn’t stand in wide-eyed wonder that He would bless us with a sacred trust so central to His plan and that He would endow us with gifts so vital to the loving and leading of His children. I wonder if we shouted for joy at least in part because of the ennobling stature He gave us in His kingdom. The world won’t tell you that, but the Spirit will.

Sheri Dew

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  1. Anne

    where IS that baby?

    • tracy

      Hanging out waiting for the right day for his birthday…of course, you know all about babies that stay put for weeks!

  2. Shelby

    Dorothy sent me this link and I got a Flikr message from you too. Thanks for showing me those pic, they’re great!!! You saw my blog pics right?… yeah, I think you did. I don’t have a Flkr account (too many electronic things to keep up) but it was nice to see the pictures.
    I miss your brother dearly and love him a lot! He’s so good.

    • tracy

      Hi Shelby! Yes, I saw your blog pics – you got some great shots! Stephen is a wonderful guy – I’ve always loved his guts!