I got up really early to get Porter off fishing with the young men. Amos doesn’t normally wake me up except to kiss me before he leaves for work. This morning I got some time with him. We cried together, talked, prayed together and I loved every second. He loves when I read to him and this morning I read paragraph from Elder Maxwell’s biography.
“Neal came to believe passionately that family life really is at the center of society…. Looking back on his life, he has said that as pleasant as life in the Wandamere Ward, one cannot be sealed to a ward–or a high school or a group of missionaries. What happened in the homes of society took on increasing importance in his ministry. He once told the lawyers of the Utah State Bar Association, Winning points at the office roundtable is not as vital as that which happens at your supper table.”
When it was time for Amos to go he said the problem with me getting up early is that he didn’t want to leave. I helped him with his shoes and after he left he texted me this message,
“Thank you for this morning. This is the best I’ve felt on my way to work in a long time. You make me so happy. I’m just going to stay focused on you and the kids all day and that is going to get me through. I love you.”
We tried some Ritalin the doctors prescribed to give him some extra energy today and it seemed to help. He made it all the way through a 10 hour work day.
I’ve felt so bad that I haven’t been helping Kirra with her Tuesday Night Specials so I told her she could do one today even though it’s Thursday. These girls are so fun!