“A while ago I was walking through a beautiful garden with my wife and daughter. I marveled at the glory and beauty of God’s creation. And then I noticed, among all the glorious blooms, the tiniest flower. I knew the name of this flower because since I was a child I have had a tender connection to it. The flower is called forget-me-not.
“I’m not exactly sure why this tiny flower has meant so much to me over the years. It does not attract immediate attention; it is easy to overlook among larger and more vibrant flowers; yet it is just as beautiful, with its rich color that mirrors that of the bluest skies—perhaps this is one reason why I like it so much.
“And there is the haunting plea of its name. There is a German legend that just as God had finished naming all the plants, one was left unnamed. A tiny voice spoke out, ‘Forget me not, O Lord!’ And God replied that this would be its name.
“Tonight I would like to use this little flower as a metaphor. The five petals of the little forget-me-not flower prompt me to consider five things we would be wise never to forget.” —Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “Forget Me Not,” general conference, October 2011
To help remember this beautiful lesson, get this beautiful Willow Tree "Forget Me Not" sculpture for your home or check out this unforgettable Forget Me Not gift book by Elder Uchtdorf. Or, for the young women in your life, get a beautiful forget-me-not necklace or bracelet to help them remember their divine potential.