It was such a busy week for me with girls camp and getting ready to go back to school and work, but I had an amazing experience at camp and knew that Heavenly Father was mindful of my Zoey.
The night before I left for camp, I prayed that with her baptism coming up, I would know something about Zoey, that I could learn something new, or know how to help her. The first night there we had a fireside, the speaker talked about God's love for us. She spoke of Ether 12 when Moroni speaks of his weaknesses and says that the Gentiles would mock him because of his weakness in writing, and he compares himself to all of the great prophets before who he considered better than himself. He was told in verse 27;
And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them."
She pointed out that God gives us our weaknesses and loves us not in spite of them, or if we change them, but because of them! He gave us them and wants us to come to Him with those things that we consider to be weak so he can show us how to turn them into strengths. It was so powerful and such a good reminder to these young girls not to compare ourselves to those who we consider better. As the closing prayer was being said, Zoey came into my mind, and the prayer that I had said for her, and in my mind I heard a very clear voice say "Tell her that I love her". It was so simple, but so powerful. Heavenly Father loves my little girl, and He told me to make sure she knew that.
After I got home, we were cuddling in my bed after Russ had left for work and I told her about my experience. It was so sweet to see her face light up as I told her how much she is loved by me and her Father in Heaven, and so many others. I am so grateful for my beautiful girl and her decision to be baptized, she is a blessing in our family.