Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Heavenly Weekend

This last weekend we spent all together and had a wonderful time watching General Conference. Even though the children had a hard time watching at times, they (and Clark and I) really enjoyed it. We bought some M&Ms and played a game where we picked one word to listen for and when the children heard it they could eat a one. They loved it, and probably had too much sugar.
It is fun to see how David is growing with each conference. He really listens when Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Twelve Apostles spoke directly to the children. Then he leaned over and gave me a hug when Elder Ballard said to "wrap your arms around your mother and tell her you love her". Then David said, "I love you, Mommy."
Even though Rebecca is small, she enjoyed the time together as a family, and I am sure that she heard things even if she didn't outwardly show she was listening. She loved all the cuddle time.

Lately, I have been thinking about a story I heard at conference a while back about where your treasure lies. There was a woman who was talking with a few other mothers and they were talking about all their wealth and the places they'd been, then they turned to this woman expecting her to join in. She gathered her children around her knee and said that her children were her treasures. This thought has been on my mind and I have felt my love for my children grow so much as I have tried to see them as my greatest treasures. I know sometimes I fail to see it at hard times, but as I learn to see them as the most important treasure, I know I will treat them with greater love and respect. My heart feels so full of love and gratitude for the blessing that Heavenly Father has given me these wonderful children. Family is everything as my Grandmother always said.

2 comments:

Elisa said...

I remember that 'treasure' story and am glad that you brought it up again. I forget things so easily and it's nice to have reminders. When the kids are getting out of control I'm going to do what you said and try and remember that they are our greatest treasures, hopefully that will change my perspective when I'm caught in the moment. :)

ladybug143 said...

Thank you for your reflection. I know that Victoria is my greatest treasure, but at times, lately a lot of times, I forget it. I needed that little pep talk! Thanks!