6.10.2007

I love Sundays!

I do love Sundays. This is amazing, since for much of my life, I remember hating Sundays. I always felt they were days full of restrictions, not fun. I'm happy to say that now I love them and am so grateful for the chance to attend church. I play the organ every other month in our ward, and I"m playing this month -- and it makes me so happy to provide beautiful music for people to hear as they enter the chapel. It makes ME happy too -- music has a way of doing that, doesn't it? I love being with the Primary children too, although today the Jr. Primary was pretty much out of control (Kristi can attest to that!) and I wonder if anyone heard anything at all that was said in there. Sr. was much better but I love them both so much. It's a privilege to teach the gospel to the little ones, to have a Sunbeam who formerly only wanted to wail come up and whisper something unitelligible in my ear, to hug and love any of them who came near me, and to hear them all sing the songs of the gospel. I really felt the spirit in there today, despite the chaos in Jr. Primary.
I also love playing for the choir -- we're working on the MoTab version of "Battle Hymn of the Republic" -- and it's a killer for the accompanist. I haven't mastered it yet and there is plenty of room for improvement -- so practice is on my list for this week. But I love being there with good people, good music and literal harmony.
I love having family over for dinner -- I took dinner to friends down the street (they have a new baby -- he is the sweetest thing I've seen in a long time!) and got ours ready to go as well and expect Chris, Natalie, Maya and Mason any time. I love that. Sundays are my favorite.

8 comments:

Heather said...

I wish my family lived close so we could have Sunday dinners together. You are lucky! Enjoy them!

Chris * Natalie * Maya * Mason said...

yum, she always hooks us up with yummy dinner. we love it. i quite like sundays too, although this morning, i just wanted to lay in bed all day. oh well!

Kristi said...

I really needed to read this today because I need to appreciate Sundays more. I must say, though, you did an excellent job in Primary. Jr Primary was chaotic, but you handled it well and I know they learned from you even though you might not have been able to tell. I do love my Sunbeams, though! It is a blessing to have family on Sundays and I'm grateful for all of our families.

Miss Jones said...

the thing i hate is that i always have terribly tempting cravings on sundays. like today i was dying for cafe rio salad, all stinkin' day long. but you're lucky that you get to enjoy it with family. my days are best spent quietly at home. i wish heather was close too, so i could eat her good food, and hog her cute kiddies...

Jori said...

I needed that too. I was so annoyed with my class. Every Sunday the teacher that sits in front of us in Sharing time bails right after class. So then I have 15 little darlings to contend with. It's so much harder in sharing time, trying to keep them under control without causing too much of a ruckus. I love that you can play the organ. I took piano for 5 years and quit. My parents told me I would regret quitting(I really do) Wish I would have listened. I think I might try lessons again sometime.

The Duenas Fam said...

i miss having my family so close. sundays used to be when we went and visited our parents. i really miss those sunday dinners together!

p.s. i bet you are an AMAZING primary president!

Jan said...

Jori, that's so wrong for you to have to be responsible for both classes. You're celestial already just for being willing to do that. What a woman!!

Chris * Natalie * Maya * Mason said...

alright mom! time for a new post.