This is Ohtee. He is the one that reminds us of all the skate nights. This is his thing. He is in a gray shirt with red long sleeves. He was so hot, but he doen't listen to Mom when she suggests putting on a short sleeve shirt. He is almost 6 so he knows better.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
This one is NeeNee. She is in a brown shirt. You will see her if you keep watching.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Before, I have also not had too much trouble will submitting names to the Bishopric. This time, I am having a really hard time. Today was the confirmation of most of the moves, so I got an updated ward list and will start going down the list. I am sad to see these great people move on, but know that they are on to new adventures. Some of my hesitation is very selfish. I now have to train new people.
I have been spending much time on my knees asking for help and guidance for The Dad to get a new job, now I will be adding a little more time to find great people to help me teach the children of our ward.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
I have some thoughts:
- I have learned that I need to be more prepared for this job hunting situation. Since we have done this now just about every 2 years. I certainly was more prepared financially this time than any other time, but is just was not enough.
- I have learned that I am not as spiritually prepared as I would hope. Sunday in between Conference, a program called "Mission or Money" showed on the BYU channel. It was right up there with all those movies you would watch when going to do baptisms for the dead while waiting for the everyone to get changed. The gist of the show was this boy getting ready to go on a mission is offered a job that makes him more money than he has ever made. His original reason for taking the job is to earn more money for his mission so his mother will not have to keep working her part time job. As he gets his money, he buys a truck, starts hanging out with unsavory friends, moves in with them, and has a breakdown of faith. His friend on the other hand is getting ready to leave for his mission and seems to have everything in order. The friend come to the boy and shares his fears of going on a mission and he found he was complacent with his prayers and study. We have all seen or heard a story similar to this I am sure. The thing I got out of it was when the friend is sharing his failings, he says that what helped him the most what not just saying his prayers but getting down on his knees when he said his prayers. We read "every knee shall bend". I have been trying harder to bend my knee in humble prayer.
- Then I sent my mom an email about all the horrible things that have been happening here and the stress and pain it was causing me. I didn't even want to leave my house. I felt that if I would just stay inside, all would be well. Her counsel was that prayer does not always fix the problem, but it does give comfort. I knelt again and found comfort.
I do not want to be complacent. I want to feel the blessing of my Heavenly Father. I want to be worthy to have those blessing. I have been working with my children so they will have humble hearts and know that Heavenly Father is there for them always. I am still learning.
Monday, April 7, 2008
Now I need to clean everything!