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Doctrine and Covenants 88:118-119:

118 And as all have not afaith, seek ye diligently and bteach one another words of cwisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best dbooks words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith.

119 aOrganize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a bhouse, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God;

We had Father’s blessings last night in preparation for another new year at school. Danny even gave Alyssa a blessing she didn’t want to be left out. Then we sat down and read the above scriptures and discussed ways for us to prepare ourselves for success at school and at home. We set some goals, Emma and Tanner both set goals to have better attitudes regarding math, they are going to really apply themselves in math this year. Aubrey and I talked about how at her elementary school they start every morning with a moment of silence and that this is a time for her to pray to her Heavenly Father and ask for help to start her day out right. My goal for this year is to spend some quality time with Alyssa. With the birth of Hallie, Alyssa has been feeling a little displaced and I think some of her behavior is a result of this. So Alyssa and I are going to play games and read lots of stories and do lots of talking. She’s really such a sweet little girl and I can’t wait to give her the attention she deserves. It was a wonderful night talking with the kids and teaching them from the scriptures.
They were all up early, normal for my kids is 6am but this morning it was about 5:15 when we saw their smiling faces. I knew they were all bursting at the seams with excitement so what’s a mom to do? We got breakfast, took showers and got ready for the first day of school. Family prayer and Danny and Emma were out the door. Danny will be taking Emma to school on his way to work and she will be riding the bus home. Aubrey walked into school head held high with a little skip in her step I have no doubts Aubrey will be fine. A new season has begun, a fresh start and I can’t wait to see what the future brings it’s always so exciting.