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Sometimes your heart is so full of happiness that it seems to fill you up with bubbles of joy that just want to spill out all over! Today wasn’t the sabbath I had hoped for when we woke up. There were children with fevers, exhaustion, and a lost voice. We were not able to attend meetings today, because of these things. And yet, today was a sabbath filled with all of the “good stuff”.
Today we got enough rest. And we ate food that we all worked together to prepare. And we laughed together, and cried together, and shared, and planned, and sang together. We played music on the piano, and read scriptures, and prayed. We wrote letters, and drew pictures, and planned for family home evening. We took care of ourselves. We showered. We ate well. We rested plenty. We gave ourselves each enough space, enough time, and enough loving kindness. There was peace and quiet, and not just the sort in the room when no one is fighting, but the sort that settles in your heart like a feather. Soft. But tangable, too.
I have had one of the best sabbath days I have ever had. We were happy together. Soaked each other, and enjoyed each other. We strengthened our family today. And it was as easy as breathing.
I am happy because I have been blessed with wonderful children. I’m grateful for them, and for their unique personalities and perspectives. I’m grateful for the way they make me view things differently. I’m grateful for the way they show me the love Jesus and Heavenly Father have for me. And I do not regret the journey it took to get here. To this place. To hope, and home.
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