Even now, so many years later, I believe my grandpa wanted to let me know he received my message and then was allowed to send me one of his own.
For years I have struggled with depression. Even with medicine, exercise and therapy sometimes it still hits hard for no reason at all, especially targeting my self-worth. One particular low week I went to the temple feeling very emotional about something I was trying to work through at the time. While praying for comfort and relief, the thought came into my head how much I love my Grandparents, who had since passed, but especially how much I loved them when they were on earth with me.
Right then I offered a prayer, asking Heavenly Father to somehow let them know how much I loved them and how grateful I was to be a part of their heritage and to benefit from their sacrifices. At that moment, I felt a witness in my heart that they already knew this, and that my love for them would be the one thing in my life that would help me during my trials.
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