May 4, 2004

You know, I have had so many seemingly endless days this year...sleepless nights when I just wanted morning to come. Yet ironically, I realized that it was already May. It's May 4th! So looking back, it seems to have gone by so quickly.

It's an even-numbered year. In my life, since 1994, I have noticed that the even-numbered years are full of more trials, more pain, more strife. The odd numbered years are more laid-back, and usually very exciting and happy things happen during those years. Well, it's just a coincidence; I'm not one to believe in things like that, but hey -- at least 2004 is almost half way over *ironic grimace*.

Well, I decided to accept the calling as the Sunday School teacher for Gospel Doctrine. I am actually kind of excited. I have been reading my scriptures a heck of a lot more over the past several months than I was previously. The book I am currently reading is the Book of Mormon, and I'm actually several lessons ahead of where I will teach. This is good; it's like I'm already kind of prepared:) I really will have to pray for inspiration and insight in knowing how to reach people; how to answer their questions; how to keep them coming to to bring the spirit into every class. I know I can do it, but it will take a lot of effort on my part. This calling will require more of my free time than even being a Family Home Evening leader did.

Well, I mowed my lawn yesterday. It took me an hour and a half to put the lawn mower together, so the sun was almost down when I started mowing. I already bent the blade by accidentally running over a log (yeah, I know, how could I miss a log?). But it is still working. If I have time tonight before going to the gym I want to plant flowers around the tree in the front yard. I really would like to make the place as homey as possible.

Well, I better get back to work.

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