Sunday, September 21, 2008

My Son the Elder

My oldest son, Arland James (AJ), was ordained an Elder today. I am so proud of him and his accomplisments up to this point in his life. Brother Darrell McGowan in our ward ordained him and gave him a copy of his priesthood line of authority that goes back to the Saviour. It is overwhelming to look at it and to see my son's name at the top of that page.

When you think your life is so completely full of blessings that you can't imagine Heavenly Father giving you anything else, He blesses you yet again. That is the way I feel today. My heart is bursting with love and gratitude for all that He has given me.

AJ pointed out to me that we now have the Melchezidek Priesthood in our home, which means he can give us blessings if we need them. To think that the little baby who was not expected to live now is an Elder in the Lord's church leaves me awed by how the Lord moves in our lives. Surely He has some plans for this young man.


Tiffany said...

What a HANDSOME Elder!!! Congratulations A.J.! I am sure this is just the beginning of all the incredible blessings to come your way. You have a very special family and I know the Lord will pour out His blessings upon you.

John and Rachael said...

I teared up when I read this post. What a wonderful blessing for you and your family. AJ is a fine young man, and I know the Lord has plans for him. I enjoyed sitting in front of him today in sacrament. He has a wonderful voice, and it was cute watching him smile and play with Ashley. You've done good with him Maureen.

Tara said...

Yeah AJ!! Jason was honored to be a part of your special day! Thanks for including him! You are an amazing guy! We love you!!!