Sunday, January 11, 2009

Beauty... Day 9

Today I found beauty in my ward family.  We've been hit & miss at church lately because of the boys' traveling scheduling.  They both had late games today, so we got to go to church.  I was talking to a couple friends as we were waiting for RS to start.  Can I just tell you how much I LOVE my ward?!  I didn't realize how spoiled I had always been when it came to good wards... UNTIL we were in a NASTY NASTY ward.  I honestly  have VERY few positive things I could come up with with that ward.  Seriously, it was so bad that we finally just decided one day (after I pulled Bubby out of primary early) that that would be our last week there, PERIOD.  Honestly, I think that was the beginning of the end for us in Eugene.  We decided we just couldn't do it anymore, it wasn't fair to any of us, we were just D.O.N.E.  The next week, & each week after that, we started driving the 2 hours so we could come to church back here.

Anyway, since my post is supposed to be about beauty, I'm going to forget the nasty & go with the positive.  When moving back here, our most important thing in finding a house was getting the boys back in the same schools.  We really didn't care which ward, our old one, or this one. (There had been changes to the boundaries throughout the years, so we knew people in both).  We ended up in Mt View & can I just tell you, I really think it was the best thing for our family.  I knew that things & people had changed & it wouldn't be the same going back to our "old" ward.  With this "new" ward, there were enough familiar faces to make it homey, but lots of new families had moved in, so we would have the opportunity of making new friends.

That we have done!  We have a HUGE youth program, I THINK there are 16 Deacons alone!  (For those of you that have NO clue what I'm talking about, those are the 12-13 year old boys)  Anyway, that alone has been wonderful, esp for Bonez!  

I love the gospel & have a very strong testimony, I would never go inactive because I had a hard time with the ward.  BUT at the same time, can I tell you how wonderful it is to love the people you are worshipping with.  I love walking in & feeling the spirit, knowing I'm where I should be & then looking across the chapel, or down the hall, etc & seeing a smiling face, seeing someone that is glad to see me & my family.  What a wonderful feeling.  I love the nursery workers that adore my little Princess.  That makes it so easy to drop her off, knowing she is loved & being taken care of.

Ok, I'm rambling, my point is, I have a beautiful ward family that I am so thankful for.


Traci said...

I completely understand where you're coming from. Worship should be joyful and full of praise and it does make a difference when you really connect with the people that you worship with.

And your letter is..... P! Good luck and may the letter p be good to you!