Monday, April 28, 2008
reflecting on some recent experiences...
I love being a mom! I can not think of anything I would rather do then care for, nurture and love my little family...Let me give you a little taste.... The other night for family home evening (the topic being 'friends') our children each invited over a non member friend from the neighbourhood. We sat around the fire pit and read a short story of a town where people only gave out cold prickles(unkindness) everyone avoided this town, until one day a man came with a bag of warm fuzzies(kindness)and started passing them out to everyone...the children asked him where he got such strange things. The mayor gave him the biggest prickly they had ever seen, the man dropped the prickly and gave the mayor a large, warm fuzzy...the townspeople were each given bags of warm fuzzies to hand out. The town became a place where many others wanted to visit. We sat and discussed what this story was telling us. All the children were sharing fantastic ideas of how we can share warm fuzzies with others even if they are handing out cold prickles! We then played the game where you stand and hold 2 different peoples hands then everyone has to work together(without letting go) to make a circle...we had so much fun! then of course roasted warm fuzzies (s mores and hotdogs) over the fire and jumped on the trampoline.
Each of our family home evenings right now are focused on 'the strength for youth' pamphlet- so we decided to give a copy to each of our children's friends. We had them write their names in it so that they would take ownership of the books.
The next day (Tues.) after school I notice Aaron playing outside with Jared's friend; suddenly he comes in ,runs upstairs and hands me his 'extra' Book of Mormon (the one his primary teacher has given him)and asks me if Jared's friend can have it? I gave him permission but questioned how this idea came to him. Aaron explains to me Corban (Jared's friend) has read the whole strength for youth pamphlet said his prayers and wants more to read....he proceeds to go back outside where they lay down on the trampoline and Corban reads to Aaron ( Aaron helps explain who Nephi is)....
It is truly wonderful to be a mother.....
Last night we had the Hills and Tasha over for dinner...after we ate, we sat and talked in the living room while the children played.When all of a sudden the children come down stairs dressed and ready to perform a 'play'. Jared has his Book of Mormon ready to read....the play is about how Lehi and his family are leaving Jerusalem towards the promised land....it was wonderful to listen to our children's rendition of this story ....surprisingly very well performed! I only wish I had recorded it...another wonderful parental moment.
I am grateful for such beautiful children in my life and such an amazing husband to share them with xoxoxo
Posted by Adrienne at 10:14 AM