A couple of months ago I was released from my calling as Nursery leader and called to be the secretary in the Young Women's presidency. I was so excited because I have always wanted to serve in Young Women's and so I figured it wouldn't happen. Most callings are given from our Heavenly Father as opportunities to grow, and I figured I would be having way to much fun and wouldn't be doing much growing, thus defeating the purpose of callings in the church. But I have come to realize my Heavenly Father knew I would enjoy it but I would also learn so much helping me to also grow each Sunday and Tuesday night I spent with the girls fulfilling my calling.
Last Tuesday we were working on Personal Progress with the girls and we discussed The Family Proclamation. I have read and studied this many times but that night this part really stuck out to me and got me thinking:
Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities.
These are things we are constantly working on in our house, and it inspired me to reevaluate how we were incorporating them and also see if we needed to focus on any of them. When I told Rob about what I had learned and some of my ideas I told him there was one area we were golden on thanks to him:
wholesome recreational activities.
Here are a couple I haven't blogged about:
A quick (2 mile) Wednesday night hike in Mapleton Canyon.
And the Boys riding bikes in the west mountains and us girls coming along to take pictures and cheer Hunter on while he is still learning to ride.
(plus McDonald's is always a bonus with every wholesome recreational activity)
I am so grateful for my calling, I love it and I am especially grateful for all I am learning. But I will never stop being thankful for Rob, he would rather be spending time with us than anyone else and is always looking for fun things to do as a family. He is the greatest husband and father and we are all very lucky to have him.
Love you Hunny!!