I listened as my grandfather told of all the funny things grandma says and does. Just this week my grandmother forgot where she lived. After arriving home from a doctors appointment, my grandmother wondered who's driveway they had just pulled into. Grandpa told her this was her home, but she didn't believe him. Then they walked inside the house and my grandma looked around and said, "OH Mark, this is a beautiful home! Is this really our home?"
My Grandfather told me that she walked around the house, looking from room to room. In every room, she recognized something familiar, but didn't remember much else. Then this sweet lady walked downstairs and into the family room. She started to point out something she recognized, but stopped and let out an excited little yell. My grandmother had just seen all the pictures on the wall. "Now I remember....Oh, how wonderful!" And so, my Grandpa went through every photo there in the family room, naming every single person and how they were related. Both of them laughed as they told me this story and I asked my grandmother if she remembers being scared or worried when she wasn't 100 percent sure this was her home. She said; "I kept finding things that looked familiar and I had a good feeling so I just decided to keep on looking until I knew for sure."
When a kind act warms you heart, when you read a scripture that is an answer to your prayers, when you forgive someone who hurt you, or when you hear a child pray, it is your mind sending you a little reminder of what your spirit has always known. When our minds tell us one thing but our heart tells us something different, always trust your heart.
When you feel overwhelmed and discouraged with life's ups and downs, just focus on making it to the next room instead of the house as a whole. Don't give up. Don't stop searching for those things your spirit recognizes because someday you will find yourself in the last room of the house. Someday your spirit will exclaim with joy, "I remember now! Oh how wonderful!"