Sunday, March 1, 2009

A Day of Rest - really!

With busy callings and a busy toddler, Sundays aren't usually a day of rest - as in, sit around and do not much. We love our branch and it is awesome to be involved in something that is growing and progressing, even when that requires some work. But, it is NOT restful.

Today, Phil got up at 5:00 and left around 6:30 for his meetings which begin at 7:00. I woke up when he left and did some things for my calling. Eden awoke at 7:45. So far, it was a very normal Sunday. Eden and I planned to leave for church at 10:30 so we'd be there when Sacrament began at 11:00.

But then...

It began to snow...
and snow...
and snow.

Now, my friends in Michigan or New Hampshire or Utah or Idaho will laugh at this next part but keep in mind that we don't have snow removal equipment in 'bama. Most drivers don't have much experience driving in it. Also, it had rained all night and then frozen so there was slush and ice underneath the snow. Also remember that most people drive from 30 to 60 minutes to get to church.


Phil called about 8:30 and informed me that church was being canceled. He stayed and met more with the branch presidency and then got home about 10:30.

Phil and Eden each had a nap.
I worked on Personal Progress.
We read scriptures.
I fasted. They ate (Phil can't fast because of his health stuff).
Phil wrote in his journal.
I wrote in my other blog and in my Personal Progress journal.
We watched a movie as a family.
We read stories and played.
We took pictures of the snow before it melted at 4:00.
I crocheted.
I phoned my mom.
Phil's mom phoned him.

What a lovely, lovely day of REST!

6 response(s):

Alisha said...

I'm glad you all enjoyed your day!

Cassavaugh Family said...

You know, I think everyone should get a surprise "snow day" for church occasionally. I think sometimes being able to truly relax and have the extra time can be just as spiritually rejuvenating. I'm not saying church is bad. Just saying the occasionally change in plans can be very refreshing. I must admit I was hoping for one last sunday but no such luck. I can imagine it must have been a real mess there with the strange weather.

So glad you could truly have a family day.

amy greenway said...


nope, no show days in upstate NY. I would love just hunkering down for one day.

BTW, I already miss February for no other reason than I really loved your posts! Thanks for further educating us.

corrie said...

I loved it too. Hunker down. Cuddle up. I gave everyone pedicures. Great day.

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Jill said...

Good for you! You guys deserve a nice restful day. :-) I want to go take a nap now....good night. :-)