Today was quite the day. I took Chloe with me to work (play pen, toys, crackers, and all) because Beck was at the 2nd day of Youth Conference.
One of the reasons I missed yesterday was because I took Caleb and Madi up to Brigham City to meet Mom and Dad at Maddux. They then took the kids on the famous “Summer Vacation”. I’m not sure WHO the vacation is for: Becky and I, my parents? or the kids (probably the kids most) but we really appreciate Mom and Dad for doing this.
So, after a few hours at work with Chloe, she got tired and started fussing. This was my chance to leave early and work from home for a bit – which was nice.
Then I met Becky and the crew at Rock Canyon park and went on a hike. It was a great activity and I’m glad it’s over for Becky. She’s been quite stressed about the whole thing. It went really well.
I felt really good about how things went today. When I got home from the activity, I felt like it could be a dangerous time: I was home with just Chloe, who went right down, I was tired, and didn’t really have anything specifically that I needed to work on.
However, I said a little prayer, asking Heavenly Father what I should do. I feel I got the impression that the best thing for me to do at the time was clean up (myself and the house), take back a few things to neighbors, and then ride my bike around the neighborhood a couple times. Yes, Chloe was at home in bed but it was just a quick “sprint”.
It felt really great to act on this impression and Becky was so happy when she got home and everything was clean and tidy.
I’m so grateful for the atonement. I’m so grateful for the things I’m learning through this trial. I’m so grateful that I’m relying more and more on Heavenly Father to give me guidance in my life.
Tomorrow is going to be a great, planned out day, which I learned last weekend is the best way to go.