Wednesday, June 30, 2010

How did we get here?

As we find ourselves in an unexpected situation, and one in which we don't know how long we'll be (aka, we're livin' with our very generous in-laws) I remember a quote.

I can't remember the quote exactly, and I'm too lazy to look it up because I don't know where to find it, but it talks about when the Saints were commanded to settle Kirtland, and even though they didn't know how long they'd be there, they were commanded to settle it "as if for years."

Now, I'm pretty sure all parties involved hope we're not here for years, but I do realize the wisdom in making our lives functional, especially for my children. I need to have a schedule, move out of the suitcases, make them do chores every once in a while, etc.

Hopefully this will help them feel more at home, more comfortable, more loved, and give them some semblance of stability when the rest of our lives are in an upheaval.