We got to watch conference this weekend with my parents and I feel so uplifted, and rejuvenated. I also feel so aware of ALL of the ways I need and want to improve myself as a mother, wife, daughter, friend.... all of it. There's always just so many ways to be better aren't there? We drove the two and a half hours home from San Diego and I felt like I couldn't stop listing all of the attributes of the future, new-and-improved ME. It's just hit me like a ton of bricks lately, that the time is NOW. That Sophia is 4 and that the habits we are forming now will have a place in her memory forever. We put off having official Family Night's and family scripture study for so long thinking that she was just too young (or using that as an excuse I should say)... and now I feel like the time is getting away from me-- -and of course life just gets busier and busier, so if the habits aren't formed now, it's just going to get harder!
I'm resolving here on my blog, (because this is the only place I write-- hence the subjects being possibly too private at times) to be a better mom. To STUDY and not just read my scriptures. To really understand the stories and lessons laced throughout them, enough to teach my children all about them. I resolve to do official Family Nights, and read to them from the Book of Mormon regularly, even though it will sound like gibberish for years. I resolve to utilize every tender teaching moment I see to share my testimony with my girls so that they will have no doubts about what my foundation is built on as they grow and develop their own testimonies -- so that they will KNOW their Savior and try to be like him-- so that they will show kindness, compassion, and love to those around them. I'm going to do more. Starting now.
Hope you had a Happy Easter.