We recently had Stake Conference.
(a meeting where at least 5 church congregations come together as one to hear speakers from our local church community)
But first the building to be used in Flores needed to be cleaned and then filled with chairs.
200 extra to be exact!
Paul took advantage of having 3 older children and piled them all into the car to help him gather, transport and then set up all the chairs to be used for the meeting from 2 different church buildings. The kids worked hard and thankfully had a nice break between transporting and setting up when they hit rush hour. They complained about the traffic but I knew it really was a welcomed relief.
Sadly, Paul didn’t get my text to take them all out to dinner after they finished. There is a fun restaurant nearby the Flores building that makes the most AMAZING juice smoothies. Instead, they came home, scavenged the kitchen for a fast meal (because they were too starving to make something) and then went upstairs and watched a movie together. It was the end to a good week and a WONDERFUL opportunity for my kiddos to learn about service. Yes, their muscles and backs were sore but it was a good kind of sore to have.
Bottom line, serving in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been a tremendous blessing for me and my family. I can’t imagine being able to come up with so many different ways to teach my children to be: selfless, patient, respectful, tolerant, brave, kind, hopeful, humble, sympathetic, forgiving, repentant, honest, a leader, a loner, a follower of someone they can always trust, and so much more. At the end of the day, I can be happy about how the day was spent and that is a FANTASTIC feeling!
Thanks for listening,