Having family members that I love and wanting to show them love is difficult at times. The older we all get, especially extended family, the harder it is to keep in touch and “love” each of them.
To me love = time.
That may not be how others receive love, but I usually have more time than money so that is how I show it.
The Prophet Thomas S. Monson said, “When [the Spirit] speaks, wise men and women obey. We do not postpone following promptings of the Spirit.”
A few months ago I had a prompting.
I kept having thoughts of our nephew come to my mind. We hadn’t seen him for a while, and I said to my Darlin,
“We need to take Pearce out to dinner.”
I texted him, “Brett and I want to take you to dinner!’
He answered, ” Of course! What’s the occasion?”
I said, “We just love you! It’s a celebration of love!”
He said, “I’m a huge fan!”
We met him for dinner, and had such a nice visit. Our sweet nephew made a deal with the waitress to pay for the dinner. It was our idea, and he paid. What a sweet guy! We were so glad we had that time with him. He passed away in November. Can you imagine how I would feel if I hadn’t followed through on the prompting.
It takes time and effort to love each other, but it is worth it. I know that Pearce knew we loved him and that is so important to me. Another thing about the Spirit is that I feel like I will have help in knowing when to do something to show love, especially if I listen and do what the Spirit tells me. He will know I’m listening.
I will always remember how good it feels to do what I have been prompted to do.