Last night I was not tired after Benjamin went to bed. I decided to stay up and finish a scrapbook and start making a birthday card finally. I did not get anything ready for Sunday before laying him down or after laying Benjamin down. This morning came and I woke up for family prayer and then fell back asleep for an hour with Benjamin. I had ward council to attend and as you might guess I was late.
I have found that it is best if I prepare myself for Sunday starting early Saturday evening. Do you know the primary song "Saturday"? It goes like this...
"Saturday is a special day. It's the day we get ready for Sunday: We clean the house, and we shop at the store, So we won't have to work until Monday. We brush our clothes, and we shine our shoes, And we call it our get the work done day. Then we trim our nails, and we shampoo our hair, So we can be ready for Sunday."
This song has been playing in my head off and on for the past 9 months. The reason being is I've been trying hard to get things ready for Sunday morning to ensure I have everything I need at my fingertips to get out the door on time for my meetings before church.
Things I will normally do: pick out Benjamin's outfit, pick out my outfit, pack up my church bag, review the calendar and reminders for young women's, grab anything else I need to take and put it in my bags or near my bags. I have found if I have this all done then my morning goes a lot smoother. I am less stressed and I have time to slow down and enjoy Benjamin while getting ready.
This morning was not such a morning and the song "Saturday" played in my head yet again. I definitely see the benefits of being prepared and doing all you can to get ready as early as you can. We should not put off what we can do today for tomorrow, instead we should do what we can in preparation for tomorrow.