This weekend was stake conference for my area. Elder David A. Bednar, one of the apostles, came to preside over our meeting and set apart a new stake presidency. I am so grateful for his counsel this weekend. We went to both the adult meeting last night and stake conference today. Elder Bednar has a way of teaching with such simplicity, yet in a way to broaden my understanding. He has made me want to study more on Moral Agency, on having a broken heart, and sustaining those who are called to teach and lead.
I am grateful for the boys soccer games yesterday. DS#2 scored 6 of the twelve goals his team made. DS has now decided that soccer is very cool indeed. He has a natural ability for sports that amazes me. DS#3 scored a goal in his soccer game, too. He was so proud of it. He is turning into a fast runner. I think I might have to find a track program as he is really showing a talent for running.
I'm grateful that DS#1 is on his last week of lifeguard training. He has worked hard and is looking forward to finding a job this summer. Next up .... driver's ed.
I'm grateful for all the help we have been offered this past week. Neighbors and ward members have all been so gracious. I have a few who have offered to be contacts and deliver any news to the rest of the ward and neighborhood. Others have offered to help with the boys while I am gone.
I am so grateful for our ward Primary. They organized a fast for DD today. Even the little kids were happy to fast one meal. I have such great faith in the power of fasting and prayer. I know that there will be blessings for this.
I am grateful for the continued feeling of peace. I have been able to talk about the upcoming surgery without dissolving into tears. I have confidence in the doctors. I hope that this strength continues through Thursday. I can't let my daughter see me cry, not on that day.
I'm grateful for my twin sis who will be coming to sit with Mr. Wonderful and me on Thursday. I told her weeks ago that we would be fine, but I have to admit that I am so deeply thankful that she didn't listen to me and arranged her schedule to be free for us that day.