Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Fiona the Philospher

Things have been a bit crazy lately with school and I haven't had the opportunity to post. Fiona has supplied me with a few deep thinking moments as of late and I thought I would share.

Sometimes I wonder if family scripture study and FHE is doing any good. The boys are usually bouncing all over, and the girls tend to look off in space. After scripture study we say our personal bedtime prayers. That night a metaphor had been used in the scriptures about the strength of a chain. Fiona started her prayer - prayer #13, the same-o same-o. Then as I was trying to keep Gryffin on my lap, quiet, with arms folded Fiona paused. I thought she was stuck and I was about to help her when she said, "Heavenly Father, please help our family be strong like a chain and that we can all work together to keep it strong." Of course my eyes watered a bit and scripture study was validated. Then, about a week ago, while saying bedtime prayer, she asked, "Heavenly Father, please watch over this family that no one will ever get lost because we need everyone." That opened an awesome opportunity to talk about eternal families and the importance of temple marriages.

I really would like to know what goes through her mind. This is the same child that asked if we all had to hang on the cross to live with Heavenly Father. Sometimes I think Heavenly Father sent Fiona to me because I forget the basics and she is always there to remind me.