Birthdays are always special especially we can share our birthday with another family member. I had Dustin on my birthday and I've always thought he was my greatest birthday present ever. My Steve and our grand daughter Eirely, share a birthday and it's always fun to celebrate together. I wasn't to thrilled with the Chucky Cheese Birthday and it was fun in the beginning... but there were a lot of screaming kids when the "Cheese Rat" wanted to hug the kids. It when Eirely was about four, but all the other ones have been wonderful. Steve's thoughts were, "I will be entirely happy if I don't go to that place again."
Both of us did the preparations on our talks, all last-minute because we were so busy. We had a week to look things-up we wanted to include and it was pretty much already done in both our heads. I hadn't slept in two nights anyway because I was sick. And....I was completely wide awake, why not just use that time and I did. I couldn't NOT go to church because I am going to a party. Besides, if I do what I was asked it just might make me feel a whole bunch better, and it did. How could I stay home from Church and then go to a Birthday Party? That's the me telling my kids, if your sick there's no playing outside. It's not going to happen. And getting-up and going-out and it WAS really good for me. I also received another calling in church in the Primary. Oh, do I love it!
See what just getting-up and doing does for you. My best days at Church or at the Temple have been those days I really had a good excuse to stay home. Endure to the end and you will be blessed.
Steve's talk on Memorial Day was wonderful and as
soon as we got home after church Steve set-out our flag.
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