Saturday, April 11, 2009

Lurking around every corner

This week has been a week from hell! It seems that everything that could go wrong did go wrong...well, maybe not everything but it sure felt that way. Both Al & I have had miserable weeks. One thing would happen and it seemed within no time another thing was falling apart. I sort of felt like we were under attack and did not know when the next bomb would fall.

On my way home from an Easter egg hunt this afternoon, I realized we have been under attack. The Adversary was really pounding us this week, he was lurking around every corner. I realized in the hustle and bustle of all I was trying to accomplish this week that I missed the most important part of the Easter holiday....JESUS! From Palm Sunday all through Holy Week, past Good Friday and right up to Easter, I've allowed myself to be so preoccupied with my day-to-day life and events that I completely missed opportunities to teach my children about the significant events that took place during this week. Of the tremendous gift bestowed upon us from Heavenly Father through Jesus Christ.

Every exploding bomb redirected my attention and kept me from sharing these important lessons with my children....hmmmm, maybe we did such a great job for Easter last year that Satan said, "No way, she's not going to do that again!" So he sent many obstacles our way. I'm sad that I missed opportunities this week, but I'm hopeful that things are heading in the right direction and I can enjoy Easter Sunday with my family and remember how thankful I am for the atonement of Jesus Christ and the wonderful love my Heavenly Father has for me and that I also have for Him.

Actually, this reminds me of something my mother-in-law sent me: "Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor in the morning Satan says, "Oh, crap. She's up!""


SWIRL said...

It's not too late Amanda- have a fabulous Sunday Family lesson

Ryan said...

Yesterday was the day from hell over here. Thanks for your good perspective--it gives me the motivation to make today a much better day!

Stephanie Saunders said...

Funny how a week from hell and a week of absolutely nothing can both make Easter week pass by without you even realizing it. After Easter, I felt the same way you did... except that we just did NOTHING. I guess Satan always known how to get ya.