Because being a Mother truly is filled with so many Joyful Moments!!!
This one really hit me, as it was my sons that I was having the most difficulty with this particular day...it just reminded me that I am preparing my sons...I am helping them become the best men they can possibly become. This requires patience and love and understanding...and they desperately need me to love and understand them and to have patience when they are misbehaving. This is a scripture I plan to re-visit with them and hope to engrave it on their hearts and in their minds. :) And a thought that I hope to keep dear and near to my heart...I am preparing my sons and they will need my help and love.
This photo (which would have been so great had it turned out a little better) is of the kids making a rope. They had the coolest contraption to make these ropes and the part I loved the most is that the kids had to work together to make it turn out correctly! Team Work...LOVE IT! The Elder told us just as we were finishing "Our Rope" that when our family is bound together, just as the rope, we are stronger!
This last photo, also another in the group of shots that didn't turn out so great, was where we watched a demonstration of pottery making. The Elder spoke of the story told in Jeremiah, Chapter 18, about the potter and the relation of us as clay in the Lord's hands.
Well...that about does it for tonight! Gotta go be a momma now. But wanted to share some of our fun after our disaster day. I sure do love my job, and I guess it does take the hard days to help us appreciate the really great ones!