Thursday, May 15, 2008

Follow up to "good luck"

I've had a couple people request that I tell what happened when we got to church after Aaron got his good luck message from Heavenly Father. The truth of the matter is that I didn't post what happened because it was really a non-event in my life. Pretty typical stuff as far as it goes...

It was mother's day, and as usual we were racing to get to church on time. (I always mean to get there 10 minutes early so that we can sit reverently and prepare ourselves for the meeting, but you know how that goes 90% of the time...) We have a fairly large ward with a HUGE number of young children, so there was a really high probability that we would end up sitting by someone with young children. (I actually feel really bad for anyone without children who happens to end up sitting by my own little [adorable] 3-ring circus... I've thought a number of times that I should have little cards ready to pass out that apologize profusely to everyone in the vicinity of our little row, but I have yet to follow through on that particular idea)
Anyway, because the primary children would be singing during the meeting, I wanted to be up near the front, and since we got there right before the meeting started, there was a shortage of available seats. We ended up sharing a row with the bishop's family - they have 5 kids with one on the way (their oldest is 6, almost 7 yrs old); sitting behind us was a family with 5 kids (oldest is 9yrs with youngest being 1 year old twin boys); In front of us there was a small family (2 kids under 5yrs.) but they were down at the opposite end of the row, so no on e was actually sitting directly in front of us. Basically, Aaron was not reverent by any stretch of the imagination, but he was no more irreverent than usual. All in all, it was a pretty typical sacrament meeting.

He and his friend did get into a pinching, scratching, flicking, biting (biting was accused but unconfirmed) fight during primary opening exercises though - maybe that's what the "good luck" warning was for???

4 comments:

Cheri said...

It sounds like me and my kids at church. If I ever get to hear anything at all it's because I'm by myself and they are all home. LOL. HEY...when are we painting your house? I'll bring the bread and jam!!!!! Michelle and I laughed about it today and wondered when we were to come. Let us know.

Stop and smell the Daisies said...

I thought that was a great answer to a prayer. You should follow up with him on it. Ask him if he recognized what he was told would happen did happen and if he made any kind of effort...because it DOES take effort on our part to realize the answers to our prayers. What a great teaching experience. I am impressed that you took that moment to teach him and especially that you refered to what we were taught in conference. Keep it up! You are an awesome MOM! I'm glad you had a nice mother's day. I think you are absolutely right, when we celebrate Mother's Day we should celebrate being a mother, not just expect everyone to celebrate us (although that is kind of nice, too;0).

melissa c said...

I'm laughing! I love the way you write! I hear you though! I swear it would be easier to be inactive until they are 18!!!

I swear I never feel the spirit during sacrament meeting! lol Well, sometimes anyway! That is the life of parents!

Jennica said...

Some Sundays don;t you wonder why we are active in the church while our kids are young? It gets better... I promise!