"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." - Aldous Huxley

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Word of Advice Wednesdays

I am not one to sit back and give advice on all subjects, I don't have a fancy degree or anything like that. But I do believe that we can all learn from each other and from experiences that others have. So every Wednesday I will give a tiny piece of advice from something that I have learned from my life.

This weeks word of advice is to Write Things Down. This was destined to be this weeks as on two seperate occasions this came up in conversation with a couple of my friends. We were talking about writing down the things that our kids say because so soon they are forgotten and we can't remember the whole story. So write it down so they can share it with their kids.

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I'm going to share a story that I needed written somewhere so it will be here. I've said before how thoughtful my McKenna is, well here is a story to prove it. I go around doing firesides all over and McKenna always sings a song in them. Well one Sunday we had one scheduled and we had to leave church 15 minutes early to make it there on time. Well McKenna was DEVISTATED that she had to leave her class early. She cried and cried and said she never wanted to do another fireside again. So I told her she didn't have to and that this would be our last one. (I really don't ever want to force my kids to do something like singing or sports that they don't want to) We got to the stake center and we were walking down the hall and McKenna says to me, "Mom, I'll still sing in your firesides. You have to keep doing them, everyone loves your firesides. So I will keep singing in them because I love you." I'm pretty sure that is one of the sweetest things that I have ever heard in my entire life.

So make sure you take the time to write the things that you don't want to forget......

2 comments:

Justin said...

McKenna is so sweet...funny that she was so sad to leave her class. Wish I could see her sing in one of your firesides!! So cute :)
~Stacey

Sassy Sarah said...

What great advice, Steph! I remember a few conferences back when President Eyring mentioned writing down those important (and, of course, funny!) things in our lives. And not just for our sake's, but for our children's sakes. Thanks for this reminder. :)