“The Lord's tender mercies are the very personal and individualized blessings, strength, protection, assurances, guidance, loving-kindnesses, consolation, support, and spiritual gifts which we receive from and because of and through the Lord Jesus Christ” - Elder David A. Bednar

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Perfect White Dress

When my youngest daughter, Barbara, got baptized our family was fairly destitute and just making ends meet financially. So I set off with an impossible task at hand.

I wanted so badly to find a special baptism dress for Barbara. The only money I had to spend was a five dollar bill. Not knowing where to go or what I might find - I set off in faith hoping that I'd be able to find the perfect dress.

I drove to Ogden and started looking through the stores. I went across the street to a little store just north of the New Gate Mall and when I walked in there it was. Three dresses on a rack near the front door - one of which was the perfect size, and on sale for only five dollars.

It was white with a big full skirt - just what my little girl wanted. A skirt that she could dance in. It was a great blessing to me to find it at the very price that I could afford. I've always thought of it as a tender mercy.

story submitted by
Barbara F.
Logan, Utah


  1. I just got little chills reading this! The Lord's tender mercies is one of my favorite subjects to dwell on - and when you're dwelling on them, they are amazingly easy to find every day! Thanks for sharing that story, Aunt Bobby, and thanks for doing this great blog, Barbara. I love it!

  2. Tender mercies are our small miracles that testify Someone sees us and Someone cares. What a precious little story. Made me cry. Sometimes I think we look for big things and look beyond the mark and miss a lot.

  3. This is just a beautiful story of how Heavenly Father cares about the smallest details. I love it! Stopping by from MMB.

  4. It's so important to recognize the blessings we have in our life.

    Stopping by from MMB.