I've "unplugged" a little bit more lately. I don't know if it's a busy baby that leaves very little time for stopping or the fear of missing a minute with a gal whose nose is definitely pointed out of our nest.
I love keeping our memories here and I miss every sweet comment and cyber relationship built. But, I've loved the sweet moments right in front of me.
We've just returned from our fall break and there's more about that to come, but mostly, I don't want to forget the sweetness in the midst of it all.
Following a very long Saturday of driving, we woke up early Sunday morning to search out the nearest LDS meeting available. For such a busy vacation town, we were surprised to find our options to be hours away.
The look on Newel's face said he just could not endure another long distance round trip with a baby girl's intensely scream-filled determination to exit the confines of a car seat for a second day in a row. I had to agree.
Together we decided to hold our own meeting of sorts and he assigned each child a topic to speak on and share with the family.
They took those assignments so seriously.
It was such a peaceful Sunday morning listening to them prepare, ask questions, and gather materials, not only for themselves but also in assistance to each other.
At the designated time, following a prayer and a song, they stood to teach us from youngest to oldest with each gospel doctrine carrying to the next.
After about an hour and a half of their confidence in teaching and the depth of their testimonies, I thought my heart would close up my throat. When they were done, Newel took a turn to bring it all together and then turned the time to me for a conclusion and I could hardly speak.
I'm grateful for these beautiful spirits of mine. Words can't say. They're not perfect but they're mine.
And I'm so grateful for a gospel that offers a knowledge that they get to be mine forever and not just for this little time under my wing. That knowledge daily, is the sweetest of all.