Sunday, June 14, 2009

A few Thoughts

  1. I learned a lesson: On Friday I told my mom, my husband, kids and I were going to help clean the church on Saturday morning. I said you may wonder why? Honestly its one of the last things I want to do. My mother said, I don't wonder, its because you've made covenants. I said OH REALLY? So now I know why my parents taught us to always give your all in the church, so we would know how to live up to the covenant we made to sacrifice our time, talents, etc. Honestly I never knew why I just knew it was what I was suppose to be doing.
  2. How could young mother be bored? Between cooking, cleaning, reading, teaching, laundry, I don't know how I would have time to be bored. But you add it, date night (or whatever to keep a marriage strong), seeing extended family, grocery shopping, visiting teaching, other church calling, supporting husband's church calling, going to the temple, yard work, etc ... seriously I do not have time to be bored. Which I'm grateful for, I'm glad to be busy even if its extremely wearing.
  3. We got a new stake president today (the leader of, stake--A group of congregations or wards, generally about three thousand to five thousand members in five to ten congregations.). It was sobering, he has two small children, a two year old and a seven month old, his wife is the activity day leader in their ward. Ahh! How could some so similar to me become the stake president?! Although I'm sure he still extremely young, he has owned his house in the stake longer than I've been married. I never really thought a stake president's wife would have the same calling as me, and the same number as kids as me. She will definitely have my prayers, oh yeah and her husband too. Although she might have the hard job.
  4. I will miss our previous stake President's wife, she gives amazing talks. I guess that is what 15ish years of sitting without your husband while he is leading will do to a woman. He first got called to be a bishop when she had three small children, now the children are married.
  5. I feel like church is a parade of my family. First my son needs to go out to the bathroom. Then the baby needs to be fed, then my son needs to go to the bathroom again. Then my daughter needs a new diaper, then my daughter decides she can't handle the pew anymore. (My son decided that too, unfortunately for him that's not an option.) How many times can my family walk up and down the three flights of stairs in the period of two hours?
  6. I love my family, especially my husband, and that he is willing to holds my screaming daughter outside.

1 comment:

  1. thank you so much for coming today! and I relate to the parade thing... I so feel that way