As a Latter-Day Saint, I always try my best to keep the Sabbath Day holy by going to church and dedicating the rest of the day to wholesome activities at home with my family. Last week, I had a bit of a challenge when hubby advised me to skip church because he's bringing the family to his soccer event. I told him firmly that I cannot miss the services and I am committed to serve as First Counselor in the Primary Organization of our Ward. Plus, I was the appointed teacher for Sharing Time that Sunday so being present is really a must.
I prayed to Heavenly Father to touch the heart of my dear husband to allow us to attend church and not his soccer match. That Saturday, he asked our elder daughter if she would want to go with him the next day. As usual, she chose to stay and go to church with me. This week, hubby told me to skip church again for us to spend a day on swimming and barbecue in a hot spring resort in Laguna. His reason, Saturday is crowded and Sunday is the best day to hit the road with less traffic. End of the story, the girls and I successfully attended church today as the swimming and barbecue was concluded yesterday.
Today being the Fast and Testimony Sunday, I am grateful to witness my 7 year old standing in front of other Primary children, bearing her testimony. I am very grateful for the calling that my Bishop has given me that I am able to watch my girls closely as they progress in church. I am also thankful that God gave me an understanding and loving husband who is finally showing bigger support to my membership in this church. I know that Heavenly Father blesses those who keep the Sabbath Day holy. I truly believe that Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father live and they love us so much. If we continue to strive for perfection, we shall see them someday. These I share in the holy name of Jesus, amen.
PS. Below are some photos taken after church services today. :)