Sunday, August 3, 2008

That's What I Love About Sundays

I normally don't blog and get on the computer on Sunday. It seems to be the ONLY day that life slows down just a little bit. I try to make Sunday different than all the other days in the week. I want it to be different. I want there to be some sort of peace that we look forward to each week as we fight through the days the lead up to it. Today's simple schedule reminded me why I truly love Sundays. Nothing big and exciting happened today. Nothing earth shattering or something to call the press on. Just a simple day.

We made it to church on time...with all of us in the car and dressed quite nicely. We make it to church every Sunday, but sometimes we arrive on our own time, slightly disheveled hair, and a missing shoe or two. It was not until the ride home that I realized how precious Sundays are. I always ask the same question as soon as we pull out of the parking lot, "So, what did you learn today?" The 10 minute ride home was filled with voices sharing the stories they learned in Sunday school classes. I loved hearing each of them tell me about their favorite hero's, scriptures they learned and were challenged to memorize and even a few stories about families from the scriptures that are slightly similar to our own. I loved that they're learning and TELLING US ABOUT IT! I loved coming home to the peaceful home that awaited our arrival. There was nowhere to rush off to. There was no phone calls to return, no emails to answer, it was just a day of rest. Why we fight that concept I don't know. But I truly believe Sunday was created for no other reason than to allow us to rest with our families and connect on levels we cannot do on the other six days of the week.

That's what I love about Sundays.....

1 comment:

...for all eternity. said...

Hi, I found your blog through 5minutesfor mom. I agree with you on trying to Sundays different. This last Sunday my 6 year old asked a million times to go outside and play with the new kids in our neighborhood and didn't understand "no, because we are trying to make today different from the rest of the week" It's just tough for the little ones to understand. That and on Monday nights is our family night too.