Wednesday, August 28, 2013

New School, New Companion, New Lifestyle

Grayson is attending a new school this year on a variance--South Davis Jr. High--and he loves it!  (Granted it's only the 3rd day, but he likes his classes, teachers, friends and he's excited to leave each morning.)  It was his decision to change and I'm glad it's working out for him.

We've had to adjust our lifestyle a bit as we went from having several children living at home a few months ago to only one now.  It's quiet.  It's lonely.  For all of us.  For FHE I decided we would start doing weekly service + activity that we take turns choosing since it's no fun to sit and listen to a lesson as the only child.  I was in charge Monday and made homemade brownies we delivered to a few neighbors and helped a widow trim her yard.  Then we went to car lots to look at cars and got a treat.  Hopefully Grayson won't be totally bored with us!

I received an awesome letter from Garrett this week which made my day.  He's been struggling a bit with a tough companion and tough situations.  I'd love to be able to give him a hug and tell him to hang in there and that it will get better.  He always does the right things to work out issues, is obedient and has a great attitude but things were not getting resolved.  A much higher power stepped in and helped resolve some of the hard things and Garrett is much happier, training a new companion that he loves and I can hear the happiness in his letter.  Happy children make a happy mom.

Cooper is a big part of our family life and he's been enjoying a quiet house.  I hope to join him in a few of his activities as soon as I get my schedule to comply...

1 comment:

Misty said...

I love the FHE idea. It sounds like Garrett is pushing through and learning some great life lessons. It's pretty amazing when you see the hand of God in your life. We keep him and our other favorite missionaries in our prayers (and their families). Now, go schedule a nap in for yourself in that hectic schedule somewhere. You can't have Cooper getting too lonely!