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Apr. 23rd, 2012 at 2:56 pm
In the February 2010 Liahona President Thomas S. Monson had this to say about patriarchal blessings:
“Your patriarchal blessing is yours and yours alone. It may be brief or lengthy, simple or profound. Length and language do not a patriarchal blessing make. It is the Spirit that conveys the true meaning. Your blessing is not to be folded neatly and tucked away. It is not to be framed or published. Rather, it is to be read. It is to be loved. It is to be followed. Your patriarchal blessing will see you through the darkest night. It will guide you through life’s dangers. … Your patriarchal blessing is to you a personal Liahona to chart your course and guide your way. …”
This is basically what I’ve been taught my entire life regarding the topic, and I’ve yet to meet anyone who believes in the blessing handle it differently.
The other day my mom informs me they’ve kept the original copy of my blessing. I don’t really have an opinion of whether or not they have it, I have my copy and that’s all I care about, just shocked that I didn’t know she had it and that she reads it from time to time. That last part bothers me a little just because I don’t see them reading all the fabulous books I wrote in the third grade or my baptism certificate for enjoyment.
So for all you parents out there: Do you have the original copy of your kid’s blessing, and do you read it?