Towards the end of the day yesterday, we could tell that sweet Megan was starting to feel a little sick. This morning she woke up feeling really yucky. She spent the day watching Elmo and cuddling with mommy. By the end of the day today, she was feeling much better and seemed to be already getting over whatever it was.
Even at her sickest, she is always such a sweetheart and is quick to give a smile or make a funny joke. She can’t even tell me what is wrong or where she is hurting and sometimes there is nothing I can do to make her feel better besides give her kisses and hugs and lots of love.
And yet…she doesn’t complain. In fact, she even finds reasons to smile. While watching her today, I was reminded of how we have been exhorted to “becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon [us]” (Mosiah 3:19).
Often we find our children mirroring our behavior; trying to act like mommy and daddy or trying to do the things that they see us doing. Little does my two year old know that it is I who wants to be more like her. I want to be more patient, and humble and full of love, even in the face of my biggest trials or sorrows. What a great strength and example she is to me.