This past Tuesday we had a progressive dinner for the youth. Appetizers at my home, caroling down the street to another ward member where we had dinner, then caroling back down the street to my neighbors house, also in our ward, for dessert. Besides not a lot of people being home and one guy telling us to keep it down his kids were sleeping (!!??!!) the kids had fun.
I am so thankful for the Young Women's Program. While the boys work on getting their Eagle in Scouting, the girls work on their Personal Progress books. In this book are requirements having to do with the values we are teaching them.
Emry's working on a few things simultaneously right now. Some are big others are small. For instance 2 of her goals are saying a morning & nightly prayer, & saying something kind to her siblings every day. The great thing about daily goals are they become habits.
To complete the entire book will take a few years, so if she keeps going I can't even imagine the young lady she will become.
I walked into the kitchen a few days ago to see Emry studying her scriptures as part of one of her goals she is working on. Even though I grew up in the church, seeing her sitting there, reading the Bible on her own accord almost broke my heart. I do not take it for granted. She also taught us a lesson Monday night (family night) on avoiding temptations in life. Who raised this girl? Oh yeah, that would be ME!
O.K. let me come back to reality. I get upset at my kids, they can be selfish and immature, lazy? uh yeah! But they are good kids. They love each other and they love our Savior Jesus Christ. They're going to mess up but I know they know what it means to Choose The Right. My job right now is just helping them be strong enough to make the choices they know they should.