Did you see that the August Visiting Teaching Handout is posted in the shop? Don’t worry it’s free! I am doing these in a effort to be better at Visiting Teaching ( I am in the Presidency and am still a little bit of a slacker, but it’s a new month to start fresh!)
Here is the link to this months message! (click Nurturing Families Below)
I pulled this quote because I have been thinking about my husband a lot lately. He is gone, yet again and this TDY (temporary duty) has been a hard one on me. I feel like I haven’t been able to talk to him much which is hard for a codependent person like me. I am discovering more and more the importance of nurturing our relationship as husband and wife. I was taught an important lessons by parents of guy I had dated. They were and older couple and all the kids have moved out of the house and they didn’t have a connection anymore because she was always wrapped up in what the kids were doing and he was wrapped up in his work. I find that sometimes I get caught up with housekeeping (or lack thereof) and the kids that sometimes he goes on the back burner. I am getting the kids to sleep in their room (they only want mom so no blame to Trevor on me getting them to sleep) and he wraps up his day and goes to bed after family scripture study and prayer because he has to get up early. Sometimes it feels like ships in the night, “Hi. Bye.” type of feeling. So when he gets back I am going to make an effort to really reconnect with him and stop being so wrapped up in the day to day life that really doesn’t matter in the big scheme of things. Family is what is essential and when the babies leave the nest He and I will be our own little family unit again so I want to do all I can to build that relationship and then we can turn and care for our kids because our Love Tank is full.
“Husband and wife have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children.” -President Russell M. Nelson
You can download it as one big sheet or as a handout size!