Monday, November 5, 2012

Spontaneous Visit to Grandma and Grandpa

Ok, it's not what you think. We didn't up and go to Farmington. Today we were at the soccer field riding bikes and scooters for recess when Amy suggested we go to the cemetery and see my grandparents' graves. It was a lovely idea, and we had a good time. They are interested in seeing the graves and learning the names of the people who died. We had a great discussion about heaven, how we felt at the cemetery, and how we want to be good so we can be together forever. It is easy to feel the Spirit there, and I was grateful for that chance to talk.

But I am getting ahead of myself. Mom Class today included looking at pictures from my dad's album. Mostly we saw pictures of his parents who are the grandparents we went to see. (I don't know if that was why Amy thought of the cemetery or if it was just because we were right there.)

Amy's first activity was to play food. We were on a date. (I was the boy.) We ate some food and talked some pretend kind of talk. Then we left for the activity of our date. I suggested a bike ride at the soccer field, and she liked the idea. We noticed Noel was awake when we went to get Amy's shoes, so she came with us.

I was impressed with Amy's skill and endurance. She did a couple laps on the bike and a bit of running. We had a good time doing mini races and just riding around.

Then came the cemetery as I mentioned.

At home we had a snack and then played on the swing set and trampoline.

Lots of good exercise and enjoying beautiful autumn weather. I enjoyed the time with my girls. At one point I was walking holding hands with both of them. Amy told me that she liked me and hugged my arm while we walked. It was just what I needed too, this nice time with them. Just before we started I was starting to feel anxious and a little discouraged - nothing big, just ordinary feelings. I am glad we had this great day to help me shake that and enjoy my girls.

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