You Are Not Forgotten
As a child, when I would look at the little forget-me-nots, I sometimes felt a little like that flower—small and very insignificant. I wondered if I would be forgotten by my family or by my Heavenly Father.
Years later, I can look back on that young boy with tenderness and compassion. And I do know now I was never forgotten.
And I know something else. As an Apostle of our Master, Jesus Christ, I proclaim with all the certainty and conviction of my heart and soul—neither are you!
You are not forgotten.
Sisters, wherever you are, whatever the circumstances may be, you are not forgotten. No matter how dark your days may seem, no matter how insignificant you may feel, no matter how overshadowed you think you may be, your Heavenly Father has not forgotten you. In fact, He loves you, with an infinite love.
—President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
The General Relief Society Meeting last night was wonderful - filled with inspiring words from inspired leaders (if you missed it, go here for a few wonderful highlights). My personal favorite talk was the one above by President Uchtdorf. It is so easy to feel small, invisible, and unimportant. But he reminded us that we are all beautiful and precious to our Heavenly Father. We will all face trials and hardships - sickness, financial struggles, deaths, bad hair days - but our Father in Heaven knows us and remembers us. What a wonderful reminder!
To read more words of love and encouragement by President Uchtdorf, pick up a copy of his book The Remarkable Soul of a Woman. As women, we possess the power of creation and the ability to serve with compassion. President Uchtdorf teaches us how to develop these gifts and find joy in our roles as women.
Just a reminder: General Conference is next weekend!! What are you doing to prepare?