Today at church Oliver gave a talk in Primary (his Sunday School class). The topic was "God Speaks Through Prophets". He read a small story from the children's church magazine, "The Friend" and then bore his testimony about how he knows that prophets tell us about Heavenly Father's commandments and that we need to follow them because that's what Jesus would tell us to do. We had just talked about that same thing during our nightly scripture study with the kids.
I got teary eyed watching him give the talk, not knowing if it would be his last one. He'll have much to do on the other side, I'm sure. I know that if Heavenly Father wants him then He'll take him at that time. Prayers don't change Heavenly Father's will. I don't pray for the things that I want... I pray for knowledge to make good decisions and for peace and strength to get through the days that lie ahead. Every day I try to make my will align with His will... which is a struggle some days. Some days I just don't want to go on, but I just have to trudge through what life throws in my path.