Last week was a wrestle. I wrestled with church dilemmas, the clock, illnesses, and expectations. But there was a three-tiered cake one night, and clean surfaces everywhere, evidence that when I am doing mental work, physical work goes right along with it.
Last week, there was so much calling me to stay home with the family. They needed my skills, my advice, my health, my early mornings, late nights, afternoon errands, and my touch.
Last week’s lessons:
- Don’t bury concerns. Express them.
- BYU application essay editing is a good way to spend a LOT of time with your senior. BYU requires six, people. Six!
- You can’t wash your hands too often during flu season.
- The boost in morale will come.
- It’s ok to choose the less time-consuming option.
- Conversations happen away from screens.
- I experienced a miracle.
- Everyone’s faith is a little different, even within the same church, and that is ok.
- God knows ahead of time when I will fail to act, whether from laziness or pulls from different directions. He prepared a contingency plan or two last week so people were still cared for.
- Life is long. I don’t have to do it all at once.
- To write is to be vulnerable.
- The sacrament is so precious to me.