Sunday, January 4, 2009
Early Morning Ward
Sunday, January 4th, 2009
Today, we jumped out of bed and followed our new schedule for nine a.m. church. Everyone made it except our eighteen year old. He was out too late the night before and followed his old schedule of sleeping in. For some reason, I'm not allowed to dump him out of bed like my mom did with me-and my husband's parents did to him. My "better-half thinks" that laying low- will encourage him to discover this new schedule on his own. I disagree, but waited till after church though, and told my 18 yr. old this is not the way he needs to start the new year out-he's off on the wrong foot! He mentioned that he just stepped out of bed on the left foot.
"No big deal!", he said. But it was a big deal to me because, I had just sat with my cute little 12 year old's Sunday School Class. We talked about free-agency and casting that voting ballot towards Heavenly Father. Because they are fresh out of Primary, they are so eager to join me in this older class. We have scriptures and prayers, and we formed our new class presidency. I reminded them that they each have a job to do each week. They were pleased as punch to help.
After church and lecturing my son on church attendance, I went in to break my fast with prayer. I was uplifted by my husband's beautiful testimony and the R. S. lesson later on. Both gave me words to live by. I realize that I cannot have everything cookie-cutter perfect here in my house. I need to be patient and let my kids choose the right...or wrong. This is a test-I'm up for it too!