"Organize yourselves, prepare every needful thing."
Today I began organizing myself, my house and my family. We went to church for the first time in several weeks. I am so grateful we were able to go. I am so grateful that no one was sick or in the hospital. It was fast and testimony meeting and it was so nice to attend. I really enjoy our ward. There are so many incredible people who are willing to serve one another. After church we came home for lunch and a nap. Matt and I both fell asleep with the little one's which left Claire and Ivan to their own devices. This is never a good scenario. All of the cleaning I had done over the weekend had been undone by the time we awoke. I am proud to say that although I was angry and the kids did get reprimanded, for the most part I kept my cool. I knew if I stayed in the mess I would lose it and so I packed up the family and we went for a drive. We ended up at Walmart which had not been my original plan. There was no premeditation about breaking the Sabbath but I am hoping that there will be some understanding by all because it kept me from lashing out at my children. At Walmart I cleaned them out of clear plastic storage bins. My house has been in dire need of organization and I could not stand to be in the mess any longer. So tonight after coming home from Walmart the organizing began. I am proud to say that there were many full trash bags thrown away and the pile for the Good Will is now going to take more than one trip. I feel so much better tonight. I feel like a weight has been lifted. I want to organize us and be prepared for what the Lord has in store for us. I feel I am well on my way to a cleaner and less burdensome home.