Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fairy God Mother and Sister and Niece

As I previously explained, I was letting the housework take care of itself for far too long.  I've never been known for my housekeeping as it was, but this experience, combined with living in a trailer that I less-than-love, has brought out the best of my worst.

The fairy's caught wind of the atrocities going on in my stinky house.  They sent three of their best workers.  In a matter of a few hours, my kitchen was clean--including hand-washing the dishes and putting them away, folding clothes, vacuuming and making a lovely dinner.

After church on Sunday, my husband asked, "Where are we going?"  I suggested that we go home.  
He said, "I don't want to go back to that trailer!"  
It is time for us to put the pedal to the metal in getting our house built.  We keep having to delay for one reason or another, but we are all going a bit loony in this bin.
But the mess was only making things worse!
Coming home to a clean house with dinner simmering on the stove was rejuvenating.

We don't know for sure know the identity of the fairies, but there were two giant clues.

Roses from my sister's rose bed.
Mom's favorite hand lotion by the sink.
"True love requires action. We can speak of love all day long—we can write notes or poems that proclaim it, sing songs that praise it, and preach sermons that encourage it—but until we manifest that love in action, our words are nothing but “sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.” 11
Christ did not just speak about love; He showed it each day of His life. He did not remove Himself from the crowd. Being amidst the people, Jesus reached out to the one. He rescued the lost. He didn’t just teach a class about reaching out in love and then delegate the actual work to others. He not only taught but also showed us how to “succor the weak, lift up the hands which hang down, and strengthen the feeble knees.” 12
Christ knows how to minister to others perfectly. When the Savior stretches out His hands, those He touches are uplifted and become greater, stronger, and better people as a result.
If we are His hands, should we not do the same?"  
Deiter F. Uchtdorf, April 2010 General Conference.

Thank you, Good Fairies!

1 comment:

  1. Yeah!! Makes me think of the song from the Primary program a few years ago..."God gave us families...." I love that you still found time to make good memories with your family in the midst of all the craziness you've had the past few months.