Tuesday, April 19, 2011

New Ward

Pictures of Carter and Harrison before going to Church. The last pic, is Harrison eating one of his favorite snacks- grapefruit!

One of the best things about being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is that we always have a building, full of wonderful members, waiting for us when we move. We never have to "church shop" or wonder about different congregations and their opinions of scriptures, doctrine, or even morality.

Moving is always a little bit scary. Church is not. We have found that there are always friends waiting for us, and we are always welcomed! Sure, some wards are different than others, but that does not have to be seen as a bad thing. Our new ward has a tiny Primary, so our children don't have a lot of peers in their Sunday School classes. While we can look at this as a negative thing, we choose to look at it as a positive one- now our kids have smaller classes with more individualized scripture study and activity planning! Our new ward also contains many more empty-nester's than young families. While we can look at this with a frown, we choose to look at it as a wonderful tool for us to use- think of all of the amazing advice they can offer, all of the great stories, all of the enriching experiences that they can share! Just the years of happy marital tidbits alone is a treasure, I am sure! Think of the great tricks and ideas they have for us, while we raise our kids- because they have already done it!

I am so thankful for our Church. I love it. I am thankful for the way our Church is set up- we always have a building, and a meeting time, and we always go to Church with our closest neighbors. This is perfection!

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