“Our most important and powerful assignments are in the family. They are important because the family has the opportunity at the start of a child’s life to put feet firmly on the path home.”
Help Them on Their Way Home
On a recent week-long trip to Western North Carolina, my husband and I were able to introduce our one-year-old to the beauty and wonder of the mountains. She waded in cold pools below waterfalls, collected acorns, stood on a granite cliff, and fell asleep watching a campfire. With joy we watched our daughter discover a new world.
This experience reminded me that I am responsible for providing experiences of discovery not only in the natural world, but within my daughter’s spiritual world as well. It is my “most important and powerful assignment,” because these experiences will shape her life eternally. Helping our children grow in the Gospel should fill us with extreme joy. We can know that we are setting them on a path that will lead them back home to their Heavenly Father.