So remember that post I wrote a few weeks ago about how My Worth as a Woman is Not Dependent upon How my Children Behave in Church. Well, two Sundays ago I needed a HUGE dose of my own medicine because after a really hard day at church I ended up bawling... okay sobbing... on the Primary president's shoulder right in the middle of the hallway. She was so sweet and kept telling me that motherhood was hard, that everyone struggles, and that I was really doing a good job. I really don't know what came over me but I was a mess. I was suppose to conduct the Relief Society meeting but I couldn't pull myself together enough to do it. I ended up going home and bawling on my couch for the last half hour of church. Finally I was able to get it together enough to go back and pick up my family. From the moment I walked in the door I had arms around me from women telling me I was loved and that they could relate. Even though I was embarrassed to be seen at a weak moment they made me feel SO much better. Later I decided that if you are going to have an emotional breakdown that church is the BEST place to have it.
Oh, and just in case your are wondering church this week went much better. I think we will get this figured out yet!
-2-Mormon Channel. This one called the "Lioness and the Lion" is about Brigham Young and Eliza R. Snow. It was fascinating and so uplifting. I also enjoyed the interview with Susan Easton Black, a religion professor at BYU. I took a class from her once and she is such a vivacious person. I also really loved the interviews on Women in the Scriptures with Camille Fronk, also a religion professor at BYU. Oh, and if you haven't heard the one with Julie Beck and her daughters you should definitely listen to that one! Any other good ones I've missed?
I am probably the last person in the world to discover this but if you melt the butter before you add it to your choclate chip cookies they turn out amazing. Really they do. Who would have thought one little chemical process like melting could transform my hard as rock cookies into something yummy. Like I said you may already know this but it was pure revlation for me!
I had the great opportunity of interviewing Diana Webb the author of "Forgotten Women of God" and will be sharing it on Monday. She is such a wonderful woman with a great sense of humor. Her book is-- honestly-- one of my favorites and I can't wait to share some of the additional insights she shared with me!
Doesn't that make you excited for the weekend to be over :)