Sunday, April 27, 2008
We have such amazing Relief Society teachers in my ward. I love all of them. I never come away on Sundays without feeling like I have been touched or taught by what they had to say....or I guess by what the Spirit had to say. Today was no different. We were talking about journaling, and asking ourselves at the end of the day this question, "How has the Lords hand been placed in my life today?". I sat there and thought to myself that I just don't do that enough as I should. It was said during the lesson that we have so many distractions in our lives in this day and age. TV, Ipods, movies.....the list goes on and on. So I started to think about my daily life at home with my little girl. We don't watch that much tv, but I usually always have music playing or something going on. Personally, I've realized I'm definitely not giving myself the time to ponder and listen to the spirit to feel how the Lord's hand is being placed in my life throughout the day and all the little blessings that I'm being blessed with. Even more importantly, I'm not giving my child that opportunity either. I know she's only 17 months old but she's closer at her age to the Savior than I am. I know that is true, and I know her sweet spirit can feel the Lords blessings as well, and I need to give her those opportunities. It was a great lesson, and a wonderful reminder to me, for myself, and as a mother to stop. Ponder more. Remember more. And ask myself at the end of the day, how has the Lord blessed my life today? Then write it down, because not only will those memories be a testimony to me later in life but for my children as well. During the lesson the woman teaching told a story of President Eyring's father or father in law I can't remember which one now but it was about how he came home one night after dark and was surprised by his father in law/father when he saw him coming down his front walk carrying some pipes over his shoulder. He had been doing some work for them getting the water from a stream down hill from them and getting it to flow to their home. As President Eyring thought to himself of the loving sacrifice his father/father in law was making for them he thought in his mind....and he said, not in his own voice. (Not exact quote) Write these memories down for they will bless the lives of others/ or his children...i can't remember, but the point is, from then on President Eyring wrote down every night how the Lord blessed his life and the life of his family everyday. That is a testimony to me of journaling...or blogging whatever it is we like to do, so that not only will those memories bless our lives as we go back and read them later on but that they will bless the lives of our children and other family members. I'm grateful that I was able to hear this lesson today and that it was taught so well and that the spirit was felt.
Posted by The Ray Family at 12:13 PM