Tuesday, January 11, 2011
We had family pictures taken with Courts fam over Christmas, if you are looking for a photographer my friend Jodi is VERY talented www.memoriesbyjodi.blogspot.com
It has definitely been AWHILE! Life for our little family has been extremely chaotic lately and I just can't seem to find time to blog (among many other things I don't have time for right now). I have a cute friend that blogs just about everyday, sometimes it is just a line or two or something funny one of her kids said. Her blog has really got me thinking about my own life and how I am not "Stopping to smell the roses". I don't want to forget the "little things" that make up my families life and I don't want to forget the funny things my kids say and do. So my new years resolution is to blog at least twice each week, even if it is just a few sentences about what happened that day. I know that I will cherish these memories forever.(My other goal is to catch up on my blog books, I have only finished one year so far and had it printed BUT I love it)
On Sunday I was sitting in Relief Society (which I have not been to in FOREVER since I have been in Primary for years). The lesson was about keeping the Sabbath Day Holy, the teacher had given us a piece of paper that we could jot down any thoughts or impressions we had during the lesson. We were discussing how hard it is to come to church with young children and how many times you are in the hall with them, etc... Some of the young(er) moms were mentioning how with a baby or toddler there are times that you begin to wonder, "why am I doing this". Since it has been quite awhile since we have had a baby, church has definitely gotten easier in the since that all of our kids are in Primary now (J. my 3 year old just started Sunbeams). But there are still so many Sundays that my kids are being naughty and I think to myself that it is too hard. As I was listening to the other comments in the class I was completely cover come with the spirit and I had suddenly remembered an event that had happened earlier in the week...
I was in the car going somewhere with the kids and from the seat behind me I could hear my little man singing a primary song. At first I couldn't quite figure out what he was singing but as I payed closer attention I realized he was singing "I Know That My Savior Loves Me". My girls LOVE this song and sing it all the time so I have no doubt that he's learned it from them. As he was singing in his darling little voice the only 2 lines he could really remember were, "I know he lives" and "I know my Savior loves me". Thinking back on this moment was a great testimony builder to me of how important it is to teach our children the gospel and to teach them about the Savior. I am so grateful to my parents for taking me to church each week, even when I am sure at times with 5 young kids it wasn't easy, but it was definitely worth it! I know that if I will have the faith to teach my children and take them to church each week even when it seems really hard to do so that our family will be blessed!