Jul 4, 2004

President Spencer W. Kimball taught: “Before we came here, faithful women were given certain assignments while faithful men were foreordained to certain priesthood tasks. While we do not now remember the particulars, this does not alter the glorious reality of what we once agreed to. You are accountable for those things which long ago were expected of you just as are those we sustain as prophets and apostles!” (“The Role of Righteous Women,” Ensign, Nov. 1979, 102).

I am beginning to get a few glimpses into my assignment(s), or should I say, remember them. I had a dream about Isaac. He was still a little boy, but wow, how much I loved him! In my dream I remember knowing well that Isaac had an important, foreordained, role to play in his life as well, and I knew how extremely special my little boy was. I also, in my mind (in the dream), knew it was linked to his father. He would help his father with something important.

I'm trying to make sense of this dream, but I wish my sister hadn't woke me up with a phone call, which interrupted the dream. It was intense, and very vivid. Isaac was a beautiful little boy with light brown hair. He was a thoughtful, extremely intelligent 3 year old. Even at the tender age of 3 he seemed to have a sense of his purpose as well. He loved me as much as any 3 year old boy would love his mother, but he had a special connection with his father, too, and simply adored him. His father was away for awhile, and Isaac was really missing him.

This is all that I remember, but I still feel the images burning into my heart. I know they were real. I can sense that. My mother had dreams of me before she was even married. I have other friends who "met" their children before they came to earth. I met my young son years and years ago, briefly...and now I had a chance to do it again. I hope I might be blessed enough to have a few more opportunities while I am waiting for his father and for him, as well.

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