Sunday, October 9, 2011


Sundays are exhausting. My calling wears me out. I am a sunbeams teacher, and today several of my sunbeams were gone due to spring break. I only had four kids. Should be nice and relaxed, right? Wrong. Normally we have 2 boys and about 4 girls on average. The girls help tame the boys, and it's usually okay. This week, we had 3 boys and 1 girl. It was one of the hardest weeks I've taught (I can think of 2 other times that are comparable).
Sundays don't just drain me physically though. They are so emotionally draining for me. I go to church hoping to feel uplifted and refreshed, and I end up coming home frustrated and close to tears. I won't go in to details on why, but I'll just say that I could really use some spirituality added to my Sundays. It's Fast Sunday in my stake (I know some did it before conference, we did it after), so I am challenging everyone who reads my blog to participate in a virtual Fast and Testimony meeting. Share your testimony on your blog, on facebook, through email, anything to share your testimony with those you love who don't get to hear it too often.
I'll start.
I would like to bear my testimony for all to see. I have a testimony in the truthfulness of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I know that Christ lived on earth, that he suffered for my sins and trials, and that he died so I can be resurrected. I am so incredibly grateful for temples, and for the opportunity they give me to live with my family forever. I love my family so much, and I can't imagine being separated from them. I love my Savior, who is there for me when I need it, even if I don't know I need it, or even when I'm too dumb to ask for help. I am so grateful that he is there to comfort me when I am sad, to strengthen me when I am weak, and to place people in my life who are so kind and sensitive to my needs.
I am grateful for a living prophet and apostles who speak to us today. I am grateful for conference and the spiritual boost it gives me. I know the church was restored by a true prophet, and continues to be run by a true prophet. I know that he receives inspiration and direction from God. I know this because of all the small things in this church that help get me through life. I have a testimony of the strength gained from bearing testimony. I am so glad I have the opportunity to bear my testimony, even if I don't have the emotional strength to do so in church. I know Christ lives and loves me, and loves each of you.
Please bear your testimony today too. On your blog or in an email, share your testimony with someone you love so that you can feel the strength that comes from testifying of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.