Sundays can be challenging. Getting a bunch of kids ready for church, that starts at 9am, is anything but peaceful. Especially when you have one that asks every Sunday- "Do I have to go to church today?"
What would make today different than any other Sunday for the past 9 years of your life?
Still he asks. And we struggle. And I'd like to say I never yell, not on a Sunday. But, I'd rather admit to yelling than lie.
Today, I sat in Sacrament meeting and realized something. I was grouchy. No, really. Like judging-my-neighbor-feeling-sorry-for-myself-why-did-they-pick-this-song grouchy. So, I repented, and asked for help.
Then, one of the speakers was a man who has just recently started coming back to church. And, I was judgemental again. And, I sort of zoned out for a while. Then, something gave me a nudge and I started to listen. He told about the changes he'd made and the love he has for the Savior and how he's devoting his life to Him. And, I felt the spirit and my grouchiness was gone.
Tonight, we went to Standards Night. This is a meeting we have yearly for the youth. They have a guest speaker who talks about, well, our standards. It's always a great meeting, and I love going with my kids. As we left the house, I thought, 'Bring tissues'. (Cuz, I'm a baby and cry at everything.) But, I didn't because usually they have a speaker who is funny, keeps the kids focused and engaged. The speakers were great, and funny, and I thought I was in the clear. Then, at the end, they showed a video. Oh, great. I'm crying and have nothing to wipe my eyes except my skirt, and wouldn't that be awkward?
I tried to find the same video on youtube, but couldn't. I did find the same song, just a little different pictures. I also couldn't get it to upload here, so if you want to watch it, you'll have to follow the link. (I highly recommend it. Very touching and inspiring.)
I Am by Nichole Nordeman
Challenging or not, I do love Sundays.