I had a prompting to buy this book and boy am I glad I followed through on that special prompting!! I am an adult convert to the church and only member of my ENTIRE family, so if I am ever lucky enough to have any family come visit the church for an event (especially sacrament meeting which can be rare), it is truly blissful. And over the years my Mom has casually mentioned wanting to actually OWN her own copy of the big, green-church standard - hymn book we are so used to seeing every Sunday under the pews... although sometimes there aren’t enough and we have to share or borrow. Anyway, she has had the gospel library app (which includes everything including the hymnal) but she still has ALWAYS preferred hard copies of things, like myself.
So fast forward to fall of 2018 and the announcement of home-centered church and other amazing revelations.. I realized that I could not JUST share the scriptures at home and the Ensign copy I have mailed to her monthly for years now, I could actually bring the hymnal into the home AND take it a next step up by customizing it with her name. This was such a small price - in the actual cost and time it took me to effortlessly purchase online at Deseret, but I will NEVER forget the look on her face when the book arrrived. I decided to film it because her reaction was SO priceless. It humbled me and I was so honored to see her childlike joy and excitement at something that we can all too easily take for granted. So if anyone reads this. I please encourage you to find ways to listen to the Spirit as well as your loved ones at finding the unique ways you can help them come into Christ and make not JUST their day better, but help mend hearts and heal hardships and truly answer prayers. Thanks for reading.