Monday, May 12, 2014

May 11th - Happy Mother's Day

Well, I got through another one - Mother's Day, that is.  And it was actually a good one. 

Sacrament Meeting was really good.  Instead of talking only about mothers and how super-human they are, we had normal talks.  The youth speaker spoke about the First Vision.  A missionary sister spoke about mothers, mainly using a talk by Julie Beck about "A Mother's Heart."  It was really more about all of us needing to develop some of the qualities of love, testimony, etc.  Very well done.

The final speaker was a young man about to leave on his mission.  He has had a bit of a struggle in getting his testimony.  Actually, it might be more accurate to say that he has always been honest about his struggle to gain a testimony.  Anyway, he has achieved that, so made his own decision to serve a mission.  He gave a very good talk, full of emotion that one would not expect to see from him. 

My class went well, although we got so involved that we ran over a little.  I don't think anyone else really noticed, though, as Relief Society always starts way late anyway.  They forgot to ring the warning bell, so I wasn't even aware of how late we were.  I guess we were just having too much fun!

Relief Society was the regular lesson, but all of the sisters were in attendance, as the priesthood covered everything for them.  I don't think everyone was in there, though, as the room didn't seem much more crowded than usual.  Whatever.

The big question is always what gift they are giving to the sisters.  Our ward has gotten into the tradition of giving each woman a large Symphony candy bar and they continued that today.  That is so much better than a flower that is dead by the time you get home!

At home, Bill started working on dinner.  We had grilled plank salmon, baked potatoes, fresh carrots, peas, watermelon, and corn muffins.  David had to mix up a rub for the salmon, as we were out, and he came up with a pretty good one.  Everything was really good.

It was fun having the kids here.  I don't always see them during the week, but they had not been over last Sunday before I left, so it seemed like a really long time.  They brought a cake that Ashby made.  They played outside a while and entertained us in a multitude of ways.  So fun.

That is what I like about mother's day - being with my own family just having fun.  I don't like over the top fussing - just honest love and caring.  It was a good day!

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