Last night for FHE Blake was conducting. We sang the song and said prayer then he turned the time over to Dave for the lesson. Dave said,'What? I have the lesson?' So he decided to have the kids each ask a question about the gospel. Something they didn't understand or had been wondering about. Then we all discussed it. This turned out to be an amazing experience for me. They all had great questions and when we discussed them it was wonderful to see the understanding and knowledge that the kids do have. We did this for about and hour then had to shut it down for bed. I think they could have gone on forever. You can see that Personal Progress and Faith in God have really strengthened the girls' testimonies and helped them find answers. I was so grateful for their young testimonies.
Saturday morning the kids were trying to figure out a way to spend more time with Dave. They thought maybe driving out to the farm one night also but they have commitments most nights. They do take turns going out on some Saturdays with him. But decided that they would be willing to get up a little earlier if he woke them up before work. Just a quick hug, good morning, have a great day so they could see him. This morning Dave got up to leave at 3:30am. That was a bit too early. We may have to rethink this:)
There is a cartoon I found on Pinterst that totally made me laugh because it so describes Dave right now. I couldn't figure out how to upload it. There is a small piece of coal(the kids) looking up at a bigger piece of coal (the mom). The mom is pointing at a beautiful diamond with a tie on. She says 'Your dad has been under a lot of pressure lately' ;)
I was looking for something to read the other day when I came across Dave's journals from his mission. I asked if he would mind if I read them. He didn't but thought I would find them boring. I am really enjoying reading them. He talks about his ups and downs and the experiences he had are great. There is some German in it that I have to skip over. I remember my mom telling me that she read my dad's missionary journals. It really has been fun. I feel like I am getting to know a bit more about him which is weird after being together for so long. Sometimes I remember the story he has told me before. I think it would be a great thing for Blake to read before his own mission.