Why do we have to get old?
And really, why do we have to feel old?
EVERY, SINGLE time the kids hit a milestone, big or small, I start to feel, well, ANCIENT.
Mikayla attended her first youth fireside tonight, and since parents were invited, we went together.
It was a really great fireside, and I especially enjoyed the video taped presentation by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland. His message was basically, be who you are and stand up for what you believe in, because it's better that you live your life for something that matters, than to waste it on something that doesn't.
And, even with the great message, periodically, I couldn't help but glance over at Mikayla and wonder where the years went!
They also a youth choir tonight that did a really lovely job. And again, as I looked upon these kids, I cannot help but think that they have some major trials ahead of them...that my own children will face these major trials, and I hope and pray that they are prepared.
Frankly, life is going to require these kids' "A" game, and for me, that means that I need to bring my "A" game in helping them to prepare for the future.
They truly are the youth of the noble birthright...but it doesn't seem like it takes much for them to get off the wrong track. I guess, for me, it was the realization that I CAN and SHOULD do more for my kids. We could be a lot better about prayers and scriptures, and family home evening. If they are going to have a firm foundation, it all starts at home.
In unrelated blogging news, I have felt like my 365 project is taking over my blog, so, while I am going to keep on posting, I am also going to work a little harder at remembering to tell the other stories too.
Because, believe me, there are other stories! lol!