I just got done reading our Relief Society lesson for today from the November Ensign 2009. It is by Elder David A. Bednar titled "More Diligent and Concerned at Home". I love the talk, but it really got me thinking about when my 5 children were home and we were trying to run a smooth but busy household and teach the children well. He talks about when they would try to have family prayer, scripture study and family home evening with their 5 boys and they felt like failures at times. I know that feeling well. But Elder Bednar said if you ask his boys what they remember about the events it wouldn't be a particular event or scripture or activity, it would be that as a family they were consistent. We tried so hard to be consistent, that is good. We have to try our best. This scripture was in the talk and it is one of my favorites: "Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great" (Doctrine and Covenants 64:33). I hope my children, now that they are starting families of their own will remember that scripture. It has been a constant for me.
I am a wife, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, friend. I have been married to my sweetheart for 34 years and we have 5 children ages 24to 33. We also have 9 grandchildren and another on the way, a boy in July, 5 girls ages 5 months, 2 girls are 2 1/2 years old, one is 6 and one is 10, and 4 boys ages 6 months, one is 3 years and 2 are nearly 6 , all of whom I love passionately. I belong to the "Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints" and I know that God Lives and Jesus is our Savior. I really like to cook for my family and spend time with them. I am having fun learning to blog and hope you enjoy my posts.