Triumph Over The Jonah Week
Last week was a Jonah week.
I am so glad it is over, and now am anticipating a bright new week full of magic and peace.
This week shall be braver than the last. I just know it.
I have noticed a trend of traditions starting, and decided to jump on the band wagon. I really like the idea of the Back To School Feast, and so, we decided to join in on the festivities.
Saturday was the big day. I spent the majority of the day running around, picking things up for the Feast. I set up the canopy in the backyard, and got the table all set up. It was beautiful. I just forgot to take a picture of it. It would have been absolutely dreamy to have our dinner outside under the gray skies with the wind dancing around us, joining in the festivities. Unfortunately, the wind was a little to enthusiastic, and my in laws worried the canopy would blow away, so we took everything down and moved it inside. As the Jonah day would go, the wind stopped almost immediately after, as if congratulating itself on a job well done of kicking us back inside.
After much fretting, I was finally able to get everything prepared, and it was lovely.
I thought for a long time about what we should have for the theme. I prayed about it. I finally just opened my scriptures and it fell open to Moroni 10. When I read verse 5, I knew it was perfect. We talked about how the Holy Ghost can help with learning. How if we work hard, and prayed, school would not be very hard at all. For both of my school attending boys.
I am so glad we joined in with this tradition. I am absolutely going to continue it. Next year, I will start earlier, though. None of that last day preparation trick I tried this year.