Monday, September 26, 2011

An Answered Prayer

When I was saying my prayers one day about two weeks ago, I fervently prayed for something that has really been on my mind. I prayed that Katelund would develop a love for school and learning. It makes me so frustrated because she is so smart and really has the potential to be an amazing student, but unless it is something that she is really interested in doing (anything that has to do with science`)` she just doesn't care the way I wish she would. My love of learning didn't come until college, but for her, I really hope and pray that she develops it earlier.

About a week ago, I was sitting out on the front porch with Katelund and Cloey talking about their day at school. They were both laughing and reminiscing about something that happened on the bus that afternoon. Then Katelund got serious and said, "Mommy, I need to tell you something." With that kind of preface, I was a little concerned about what she "needed" to tell me. She continued, "Today while I was sitting at my desk I had a feeling come and it made me feel like I really love school." I couldn't believe it. I just started laughing. Then crying. I told her about my prayer and how that feeling she felt must have been the Holy Ghost. Ever since that day, things have been so much better. She has changed. She wants to do better and is trying harder than she ever has before.

I know she is not going to be the perfect student from here on out, and I know that somedays homework is going to be a fight (somedays it may even feel like we are fighting to the death), but I know one thing for sure. I know that the Lord hears and answers the prayers of a desperate mother. And knowing that, makes all the difference.

5 comments:

The Allphins said...

Wow, what an amazing experience! I love that picture of Katelund--too cute.

MANDY said...

Wow, that is an amazingly clear answer to prayer. How wonderful! 3rd grade homework is nuts, isn't it? Battles and lectures...I even broke out a world map last week to show Bethany the places in the world where girls aren't allowed the opportunity to get an education. I know, a little far, but I was at my wit's end. :)

Carrie said...

Can you say a prayer for Jake too? Same subject. Thanks you in advance because I know you will really do it because you are awesome like that. Have I mentioned homeschooling is really hard (but worth it)?

Carrie said...

And by the way I LOVE that picture...

Melanie Anne said...

What a sweet experience! How blessed your girls are to have you as their Momma!! You are such a wonderful person!! xo

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