Well, school starts tomorrow, so I guess this is a last summer post.
Emmy continues to be a pretty poor eater at the table, so she misses out on dessert a lot. That means I have to tell the kids to go eat in the laundry room so she won't see them.
I said poor eater AT the table. If it's on the floor, she does much better.
Just a cute picture I took last week as we were walking into church.
A few trips to splash parks lately...MY DO IT she tells me as she drags the cooler across the playground.
We had some rain. You never think to take pictures of your neighborhood, but when I come across ones from my past I am so glad to have them. Jansen actually took this one.
And oh my! This 4 year old lost a tooth last week! It was loose, so we knew it would fall out soon.
I felt the Spirit strongly several times at church today. Nate was working an ER shift, so I had the kids by myself. Not the circumstances that allow me to get much from sacrament meeting usually. A piano solo of Nearer My God to Thee was especially touching though. It's amazing the things a song can allow you to feel...that you can know without a doubt that your Savior lives.
The most memorable part of my Sunday was in Relief Society. A woman that was baptized about 16 months ago shared her incredible story. Before joining the church she had really been struggling...feeling that something was missing in her soul. She had fasted many days and prayed and prayed. One morning at about 3 am she pleaded with God that she needed help and needed to feel peace. She said she felt Him tell her that there was another book that was missing from her life. Upon hearing this she said, "No. No, no, no. I am not going to be a Mormon. I am a black woman, I am not going to be a Mormon." We all had a good laugh. She continued her story by saying that she told God that if that is what He wanted she needed something TANGIBLE and she needed to really know.
The next day she went to work tired and a little angry. She found out when she got there she needed to train a new nurse and that just worsened her mood. She went about the day and trained the new employee. At the end of the work day, they were out in the parking lot together getting ready to leave when this new nurse grabbed her wrist and looked her in the eyes and said, "I have no idea why I am doing this, but God wants you to know YES. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints." They both burst into tears and hugged and cried. So much so that security came over to check on them...just a funny little side note. This amazing woman did some reading and studying and research and was baptized. I felt the Spirit so much as she spoke. I do believe the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ.