Tuesday, April 7, 2009

sad day for Cole

Yesterday was a difficult one for Cole. Don't really know why, but many things brought him to tears and utter frustration (and destruction, might I add). At one point, we had all hurt his feelings and he drew this picture. I thought it was so sad (and amusing) that I had him take a pic with it. Yes, that's me next to crying Cole yelling at him. When I showed Geof. the pic, he laughed and said, "All that's missing is some fangs on you..". ha..ha, Geof. );

We did a very bad job this year of listening to General Conference. No excuses, it just didn't happen for us. Today, I decided to start from the very first talk and listened to it while working in the kitchen. SO wonderful. What a perfect talk to start out conference. Very humble, very sweet, very NEEDED for all to hear. Elder Hales quoted Nephi:

"Wherefore, do not spend money for that which is of no worth, nor your labor for that which cannot satisfy. Hearken diligently unto me, and remember the words which I have spoken; and come unto the Holy One of Israel, and feast upon that which perisheth not, neither can be corrupted, and let your soul delight in fatness". 2Nephi 9:51

What a true, pure, scripture. I love the scriptures. I go through spouts (right word?) where I love to read them and really try to study them.., and then I get lazy and read them late at night when I'm falling asleep. Yet when have that desire to read, I pray for it..and it helps. I get more excited to study and learn. It's a wonderful thing.

If you haven't heard this talk, listen to it here:


Lisa said...

poor cole. Love how mad he looks in the picture!

Liz said...

Loved that talk. David and I just re-listened to that one yesterday. It's a great one. Poor Cole. I know how you are feeling. I just was told yesterday from Carmen that she "hates me".....then I threatened her with taking her to another family that wouldn't mind her saying hurtful things to them. Maybe not the best approach, but it worked. She started saying, "I love you! I love you!"
Hang in there! It's only a stage right? Then we get to deal with them as teenagers.

julie said...

poor little guy. codys been having the same problem.... :(