For dinner we had a special treat. Cande made her famous soup. I don't know what you call it but we all love it. I felt a little yucky today but after the soup I felt healed... something about soup just has that effect on me. It's got roast beef, potatoes, carrots, rice, sweet corn on the cob and cilantro which is soooo good. I love my Mother-In-Law so much. She's such a blessing to me and my family.
After dinner Robert and I (Baily was running back and forth between our living room and her Abuela's since her cousins were over) had Family Home Evening. We just read a very short article from the September Friend we just got about keeping the Sabbath Day holy. It's something we really need to work on. We always go to Church and participate in family activities but our drawback is we go to the store pretty much every Sunday. So we made an iron commitment to not go to the store or buy anything on Sundays and to make sure we get what we need on Saturday. Then he and I discussed some issues we've been stressed about, very calmly, and made some set goals to make sure things happen instead of them getting put off and nothing ever getting done about them... one of these things being moving out. I'm so grateful we said a prayer before because the Spirit was really there and we were able to really talk and communicate much better than we usually do. After the closing prayer the sweetest most simple thing happened. Robert leaned over and gave me a sweet hug and kissed my hand and said so sincerely and simply "Thank You." I asked him what he was thanking me for and he just said "everything." It wasn't much and although he thanks me for everything like after dinner or after I clean this time it just meant so much to me. I could feel his sincerity and love when he said it. The Spirit was so strong in our home and it makes me want to strive so hard for it to be like that always in our home. Like I said, I am so grateful for my family!