This has been an incredible day for me where I have really felt the Spirit of my Heavenly Father. It has been a sweet and a very welcome experience for me. Tonight Spence and I went to the temple. It is the first time I have been there since we went with our kids right after Christmas. Going to the temple is really important to me, and it has been hard to not go there for the last couple of months. I loved being there.
Then this morning I went to my institute class, and we had a wonderful experience in there too. We talked about the "tender mercies" of the Lord, where He blesses us in small but very significant ways. Some of the women in there shared some personal experiences where they had felt the hand of the Lord in their lives, and it was just so touching. Therer are moments like that when you feel such a strong bond--we felt that in that class today. So, I just feel really grateful to be feeling better, and to be able to feel some of those feelings again. It's another example of appreciating experiences that we often take for granted. Sometimes we need to go without things to know how blessed we truly are.