I love reading Simple Mom. Tsh always has such wonderful posts and many things she's written have helped me survive the craziness that is motherhood! This week Tsh posted about creating family mission statements. Hawk has been on call this week, so we didn't have much time to sit down together and discuss what we wanted on our mission statement, so this is more of a rough draft.
As a family we are at our best when we are calm, patient and loving.
We will try to prevent times when we are overly stressed and not serving each other.
We will try to spend more time playing and reading together.
We will help each family member by being supportive and loving.
We will help others by serving in our church callings and being friendly to neighbors.
We will stop procrastinating and start working on: eating healthy, exercising, reading our scriptures, praying daily and attending church meetings.
We will be viewed as a family that is kind, close, and happy.
We will fill our home with love, respect and happiness.
We will make choices and decisions based on: kindness, patience, service, trust.
We will constantly renew ourselves by focusing on:
• exercise to keep our bodies healthy and strong, eating healthy meals at home together
• praying together, reading scriptures together, and attending all church meetings
• always striving to learn new things
• serving others
Our family goal for 2009 is to be sealed together in the Draper temple.
Seek ye diligently to establish 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.