Happy New Year everyone! With a new year coming in, many of us tend to create resolutions of what we want to accomplish during this new year. Last year's resolutions, I can honestly say, that I have no clue what they even were. I do remember that our stake president in Kauai, Pres. Gonzalves, made a resolution for every member of the stake to read the Book of Mormon. Well we tried as a family, but didn't quite make it, hopefully together that can be done this year. Hailey and Alyssa are really good at reading in the scriptures and Abby is a great reader also.
It makes me a little sad that I didn't finish my goals from last year, but how many people really do? I guess I'm just normal.
Last year went by so quickly as does every year, things happen, children grow and time seems to just slip by. This year my goal is to Make it Count. I want my children to remember the fun we had together. Abby starts school in a few months and so this is the last time we can spend all this quality time together when I'm her mom, friend, and teacher. I'll still be that later, but not so much in her eyes. Hailey is almost 10 years old, I don't know where her childhood has gone, but it's important to treasure each moment and Alyssa isn't that far behind. Macey is my last baby and well, she's not so much a baby anymore..... You get the picture. This Make it Count isn't just for time with my children though, it's all my time. It's a time to ask myself, am I studying the scriptures in the right frame of mind, reading worthwhile books and watching TV that is worth watching?
Each week I teach primary and so I see children from all over and from all different age groups. As I said before, Hailey is almost 10 and well she's getting a little sassy with an attitude. I see with all these children, and a lot with my own, the lack of respect they show others today. So, my second resolution is to teach my children to love others and respect others as the Savior would.
These two resolutions:
1. Make it Count and
2. Teach my children to love others and respect others as the Savior would
are enough, they entail a lot and will help me become a better person. I'll try to check back in with these and give updates once in a while to show the progress.
Once again Happy New Year and best wishes this year with all you try and wish to achieve!