Sunday, May 29, 2011

the little things

Two posts in one day, I'm on a roll :)

Today in our Sunday school class (Marriage and Family Relations) the teacher led a discussion about teaching our children about faith in God and Jesus, the Spirit, forgiveness, prayer, loving one another, scripture study...the basics. They may seem like little things to some...but it's those things that make all the difference. They are the reason for my happiness.

And it reminded me of a sweet saying I found the other day:
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That quote is referring to the little things in life...which are wonderful!
But I think it can also be connected to the blessing and knowledge of the Gospel. As a mother, I feel honored to be able to teach Brooks, and our future children, about the simple, precious truths of Christ and His gospel. Just thinking about when Brooks will say his first little prayer, or when I teach him to say "I'm sorry" and forgive others, or when he sings "I Feel My Savior's Love" for the first time...brings the happiest tears to my eyes.

It's the little things...

8 comments:

Mrs. Pancakes said...

This post reminded me of the importance of teaching myself about the Gospel so i know to teach my children the little things!

Eva Marie said...

love this quote.. trying to live daily by this quote..
amazing how quickly life changes

Bri!!! said...

This is so true. The other day while I was reading the new testament aloud Caleb leaned over, put his hand on my arm and said "Jesus loves you" in the sweetest voice. From the mouth of babes I tell ya, from the mouth of babes!

Mary Eberly said...

This is such a sweet quote to go along with a cute post! I can only imagine Brooks being the best little boy saying his prayers and choosing the right :) I hope to meet you guys next year when I'm out in Provo!!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

this is such a beautiful post. I was just thinking about my parents and how they raised us. how they helped us develop testimony's without me even realizing it was happening. One time I was thinking about how all my brothers have served missions, and how amazing of a task that really is. I mean 19 year old boys sacrifice their life for two years to serve the Lord, that really is incredible. My parents never pressured them to go, and I always wondered how I would approach that when or if I have ever had sons. I remember the missionaries were ALWAYS over at our house for dinners etc. when we were growing up. My mom told me that her and my dad tried to always create opportunities for us to feel the spirit. That the spirit will teach you more then a person ever could. Sorry I know I am totally rambling right now, but this post just made me think about this. The simplest things, like having the spirit in your home, is actually the biggest thing you could do for your family. Thanks for reminding me of that! Sorry for the novel! haha

Megan and Justin said...

love, love, love this! adorable blog- following now!

Courtney B said...

I love this!! I'm in the nursery so I miss out on lessons like these.. so thank you for posting!!
Eric and I are always discussing how we want to raise our kids and what is most important to teach them. It's fun seeing my 2 yr olds in nursery know primary songs, they recognize and love Jesus, etc. I can't wait to have my own little ones to teach this to!
You are the cutest mommy ever :)

Ashley said...

What a PERFECT lesson and a beautiful quote. It is sometimes so hard to remember just how important the tiny things are. It reminds me a lot of another quote: The days are long but the years are short. So TRUE.

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