Good Day at 'Church' Yesterday

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Good Day at 'Church' Yesterday

Post by SilentDawning » 16 Dec 2013, 11:27

Had an odd Sunday. My daughter sick, our house ripped apart due to renovations, and I had school work (student work) to do that took about 8 hours. so, my wife and kids all unanimously voted to stay home.

I painted a desk with my son. My daughter slept and rested, and my wife assembled furniture. The house was busy as a beehive, and my son and I bonded over the painting. He learned how to open a paint can, close it, hammer it shut without splattering paint everywhere, how to dip the brush in the bucket without submerging it up to his hand, and how to assemble and disassemble handles.

Everyone got along and it was very Zion-like with everyone helping each other at different times (except my sleeping daughter).

I thought it was a highly spiritual day, and a great alternative to church for that day.
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Re: Good Day at 'Church' Yesterday

Post by mom3 » 16 Dec 2013, 13:56

Fantastic Silent Dawning. We had a similar day in my house. My daughter is recovering from surgery, so we stayed with her, put up our Christmas tree, and enjoyed the quiet.

I do miss singing Christmas Carols in church, I love singing O Little Town of Bethlehem with a ward.
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Re: Good Day at 'Church' Yesterday

Post by Roy » 16 Dec 2013, 17:21

What a good exercise in "trading up" SD. Always trade up. :D
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Re: Good Day at 'Church' Yesterday

Post by Curt Sunshine » 16 Dec 2013, 19:57

Good family time is good family time. Period.
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Re: Good Day at 'Church' Yesterday

Post by Jazernorth » 16 Dec 2013, 22:39

My wife surprised me with nearly the same thing. We were in sacrament meeting, the sacrament was just finishing and she said, "I want to go home." I said, "OK, let's go". We did, after my kid sang with the primary. This happens periodically, I think it is my wife understanding my need to be gone.
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