Tonight, our family home evening will be very quiet as Kash will be recovering from his tonsillectomy this morning.
This was a before picture. He is certainly not looking this chipper now, poor thing.
First, I will tell this great story about humility by Elder Eldreg G. Smith to the family:
is one of the qualities that helps build faith. Would a missionary be
successful if he were not humble? He has to be teachable, with a
receptive mind, before he can teach others. And to be teachable, he must
be humble. And we should all be missionaries.
All the requirements of living the gospel become easier through humility.
young man told me his experience in becoming a member of the Church,
which is typical of many in their activities of investigating the
Church. He said the missionaries came to the lesson on the Word of
Wisdom. He and his wife were both users of tobacco. After the meeting
was over and the missionaries had left, they talked it over with each
other and decided among themselves, "Well, if that is what the Lord
wants and if this is the Lord's Church, we will try it." He said that he
was not particularly concerned about himself, he thought he could do it
easily. He was worried about his wife; she had never tried to quit
before. On the other hand, he had quit several times. After proving to
himself that he could quit, of course, he went back to the use of
cigarettes again. But he said in this case it was just the reverse.
wife quit without any apparent difficulty, but he had tremendous
difficulty. He became nervous and irritable. He could not rest. He was
cranky among his fellow workers. He could not sleep at night. But
inasmuch as his wife had quit, he was not going to be outdone by her.
So, one night, he became so restless, so disturbed that he could not
sleep, and his wife suggested to him that he pray about it. He thought
that was a good joke. He ridiculed the idea of prayer; he said, "This is
something I have to do. Nobody can help me with this. I can do this."
But as the night passed and he had done everything he could to stimulate
sleep and rest without any success, finally in despair, he humbled
himself enough to kneel at the side of the bed and pray vocally.
to his own testimony, he said that he got up from his prayer, got into
bed, went to sleep, and has never been tempted by cigarettes since. He
has absolutely lost his taste for tobacco. He said, "The Word of Wisdom
was not a health program for me. It was a lesson of humility." He said,
"I had to learn humility." That is what it meant to him. As it is with
many of the requirements of the Church, we have to demonstrate humble
Then, we will gather the family around the TV and watch this really good video about the pride cycle. I love this story from the scriptures! We watch a lot of videos with the lessons that we give because the kids really learn from them, and they enhance the lessons so well.
For refreshments we will be having soft stuff right along with Kash. :)
Probably ice cream smoothies or milk shakes, ohhhh he's gonna get sick of them over the next few days!!!