But it’s sure a work in progress. This is one of the reasons we chose “connect” for our word/motto this year (back HERE). One of the biggest ways we hope we can all improve connections this year is with our Savior. With Heaven. I personally feel that there are promptings and love and lessons to be learned being pouring down from God for us all the time. So often we keep our “umbrellas” up, whether they be distraction, forgetting to “remember,” needing to repent and renew ourselves from the big and little things that go wrong, etc….and that umbrella guards our hearts from letting all those little whispers and promptings from Heaven sink into our hearts.
And now I have to go, since I think Claire’s game is starting in a moment, but it deserves at least a little mention that missionaries can now talk to their families EVERY WEEK! Craziness! You know how we could only talk to Max on Mother’s Day and Christmas? All that is changing. (lots more about that HERE.) I’m such an old-school kind of a girl, and those talks with my family when I was a missionary in Romania, and our talks with Max filled to overflowing with excitement were so precious to us. It’s been interesting to discuss this on our little family text, as well as others, just letting that new idea roll around. But I’m SO happy for families that get to talk to their kids more often starting today. WOO HOO! So much more to say about this but I gotta go so I’ll wrap up with this:
Change is good, and crazy and growth promoting and it’s a beautiful thing that so many exciting and interesting things are happening right now.