Friday, April 6, 2012

On Friday of Spring Break...

Last night I got a call from the member of the bishopric, asking me to speak in church on Sunday.

He said that he felt inspired that I should speak.

Darn it!  I hate when they throw that "inspired" stuff at ya... how could I turn that down.


I really, really wanted to sew Grace an Easter dress (and ties for the boys and a headband for me), but I knew that preparing a 20-minute talk would take a lot of time.

Especially, since I hadn't started on the Easter clothes yet.

But, I fasted and prayed all day today.  I felt like if I did my talk first, it would all work out.

The talk came together perfectly.

It was about "What Does the Atonement Mean to You."

I remembered stories and experiences that I could share, scriptures and conference talks that all applied.

I wrote it all day, finishing at about 5:00.  Then, I began sewing.

The kids while I did all of this?

Mike took them back to the super-cool park at Town Square that we visited at Christmas-time.

Which (to their happy surprise) had the water feature turned on.

They had a fun picnic, played, and got wet for hours.

When they came home, we had our traditional Friday night movie night.

It was a really fun day for them (and for me, a day of spiritual growth).

I ended up being incredibly grateful at the chance I was given to speak, and the chance I was given to reflect on what the Atonement meant personally to me.

P.S.  Don't tell anyone in my bishopric that.

P.P.S. It's really not that great, but if you want a copy of my talk, just ask in the comments, and I will email it to you.  (This probably only applies to my mom and dad).  ;)


Grammy Suzzy said...

Oh, my goodness...what is happening to my Joshy??? He is growing more little toddler face. So cute! And, I would LOVE to have a copy of my daughter's talk on the Atonement, if you wouldn't mind. To have the insight of our oldest child, and our youngest in the MTC, on what the Atonement means in their lives...oh, just heaven!

Kathy said...

Me too! I'd love a copy of your talk!