Thursday, August 27, 2009

Visiting Teaching...

I love Visiting Teaching! I go to 3 amazing ladies and I love learning from them!

One is Barbara, who is our next door neighbor and our land-lord. She's our adopted grandma and is "basically perfect in every way". She's an awesome host for every party she throws, and has every last detail planned to a "T". Her house is perfect, her food is perfect, her piano playing is perfect. She's just one, super amazing woman!

Another great woman I teach is Betty. She is so fun to talk to! She's so knowledgeable in everything! She obtained her Masters and then came to Orderville to teach English like 50 years ago... thinking she wouldn't be here long. But love caught hold and didn't let go... She was married and has been here ever since raising her family. :) I love learning from her and listening to the words she uses as she speaks... So graceful sounding.

And the third is Bridget. I've gotten to know her so much better this last year and she's hysterical! I love talking to her because I know I'll always end up laughing. She has a son that just started kindergarten (that Dallin idolizes!) and two unbelievably cute 18 mth twin girls! We'll call each other for something... and end up talking for an hour- easy! I love her!
(I wish I had pictures of all these great ladies!)

This month, the visiting teaching lesson was on "Seek Education and Lifelong Learning". It was SUCH a good lesson! It talked about how we never should stop ourselves from learning all there is to learn! There is so much out there to obtain knowledge on- Spiritually, and Temporally. Elder Robert D. Hales said, "“My dear sisters, don’t ever sell yourself short as a woman or as a mother. … Do not let the world define, denigrate, or limit your feelings of lifelong learning and the values of motherhood in the home—both here mortally and in the eternal learning and benefits you give to your children and to your companion." I love learning about lots of random things all the time. I think I drive Jeff crazy with some of my questions I have... (some of them are definitely pretty random), but there's so much out there to know! I love going to Wikipedia and looking up whatever is on my mind. I thought about my great-grandma, Plum, who graduated from college in her 70's! How cool is that?! Learning to her was so important that she decided to keep her mind going with classes even then! :) Continually learning of things all around us, and of things in the Scriptures, is so important if we want to progress in this life! :)
Anyway- These are the "treats" I gave to my great ladies this month...
(and sorry- these arn't the best pictures... I forgot to tie bows before I snapped them :)

First... I LOVE having milk and cookies for a late night snack. I especially loved having them when I was studying in college (which definitely explains why I gained the freshman 15!)
So I tied my "study snack" in with
"Seeking Education and Lifelong Learning".
I looked up scriptures to attach to the goodies and was overjoyed when I found what I was looking for also tied in with the snack! :)
Please click on the pictures to read the scriptures.

The Milk:

The cookies:

Perfect Combo:

In a cute little package:

I also put this quote which sums up the lesson
(but forgot to take a picture):

“Lifelong learning is essential to the vitality of the human mind, body, and soul. It enhances self-worth and self-actuation. Lifelong learning is invigorating mentally and is a great defense against aging, depression, and self-doubt.”
-Robert D. Hales


Errin said...

I wish you were MY visiting teacher! You rock!

Brooke Jackson said...

This is SUCH A GREAT IDEA! I will probably copy you :) You are so creative!

Jamie Sue said...

such a good idea, you make me sick! ;P

Kristen said...

What a great visiting teacher you are. I will just have to copy your idea and share the love with the ladies I visit.

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