During Family Home Evening on Monday night we drew some pictures for our lesson and Jon suggested that we could mail them to his brother who is serving a mission. Asher was excited about that but Rose announced that she wanted to mail her picture to Heavenly Father. When they were done with their pictures they both ran out and put them in the mail box, no envelope or anything... just stuck them in and closed the door. I meant to go back out later that night and get the pictures out of the mail box but I forgot. So the next day when I went to go get the mail I found all their pictures still sitting in the mail box. I took those pictures out and had a good chuckle about it. I am sure that it must have made our mail carrier smile.
Then yesterday I went out to check the mail and when I opened the mail box. I saw this.
Asher must have drawn another picture and come out on his own and put it in the mail box. It was really sweet, and it just touched my heart. He has been doing so many little acts of kindness lately, without any encouragement. A few weeks ago I heard him come in the house and I asked him what he had been doing. He told me that he had taken our neighbors a present.
"Really?" I asked a little worried about what this present might have been.
"Yeah, I drew them a picture and put it in a box with some leaves."
"Where did you leave it."
"On their front porch. Then when they come out they will see it and be happy."
He melted my heart. He took his "gift" over to the elderly couple who lives by us, whom we haven't met yet, and I am sure they were probably really confused when they opened up their door! I really should go over and introduce myself and explain to them that if they find anymore boxes of leaves with a picture inside that it is probably from my little boy with such a big heart.
This weekend the University of Utah is hosting a wonderful conference called "Women and the LDS Church: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives". It is sponsored by the LDS Church History Library and has a really impressive line up of speakers. Tonight at the SLC Library the keynote speaker will be Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, a professor of History at Harvard and a brilliant feminist writer. She will also be participating in a panel discussion on the history of LDS women on Saturday morning. And they are having several other panel discussions throughout the day which should be amazing. The conference is free so if you are free tomorrow and close to SLC it would be worth your time!
Also if you live in the SLC area I'd thought I'd let you know that The Nashville Tribute Band is having their 3rd Annual Concert at the Sandy Amphitheater on Saturday night. I think that there are still tickets available! Also if you don't live in the SLC area, check out their list of events they will be having several other concerts this month and there might be one close by!
Does anyone know of a good curriculum that is designed to teach children virtues and Christ-like attributes? As I have been praying about what the Lord wants me to be teaching my children I keep feeling impressed that I really need to be focusing on developing their spirits more than their minds right now. I have tried using the LDS Primary manuals, but they aren't exactly what I want. I would love to find a curriculum that focuses on developing one specific virtue each month and has bible stories, activities and story books that reinforce that virtue. I have started to put together my own but it is a lot of work! I was just wondering if anyone knew of anything else out there that is already put together. Free would be best, but at this point I might be willing to buy something too!
If you haven't ordered a copy of our book "The Gift of Giving Life" yet (or if you wanted to get more copies) now would be a great time to do it. We are offering two free gifts for those who order the book through our website! We make about twice as much money of the book when people buy it through our website versus Amazon and even though we aren't in this to make money we do need to pay ourselves back for the money we invested to get it published.
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- The Top Three Tips to Enjoy Your Birth a 30 page e-book written by Sheridan
- I am Happy, I am Good Affirmations for Kids MP3 created by Felice
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