Sunday is my favorite day of the week. I love the feeling of rejuvenation I get on Sunday, and it’s not just about staying home and resting, although that is a larger part of it than any other day. Today I thought I would share with you what I do on Sunday and why I am so grateful for Sunday’s.
To begin with, yes, I get to sleep in. What’s really nice though is my husband gets to sleep in as well. Consequently, we have a rare opportunity to talk while the kids are asleep, and there are not pressures to get up and get going super early. We can plan out some of our week together, we also have the opportunity to talk about concerns about the kids, finances, upcoming jobs, or whatever might be going on at the time.
I enjoy making breakfast. I have time to make breakfast on Sunday mornings, and everyone is home to eat it! On any other day of the week, the boys and I get up with just enough time to get ready to walk out the door, drinking a cup of hot chocolate or grabbing a peanut butter and jelly sandwich as we hustle out the door. Later everyone else gets up and by the time I get home from Seminary everyone has already moved on to the tasks of the day. Saturday’s I always think we’ll have time, but it doesn’t ever seem to happen. Everyone is still going every which way. I like breakfast, and I like that on Sunday everyone is home to eat it.
Church is my favorite part of the day. I love going to Church and being spiritually fed. I love the strength that comes from attending, listening, praying together with others, learning and hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ with others. I love the discussions, and I love associating with friends while I’m there. I leave church armed with strength and a renewed determination to try a little harder and be a little better. Sometimes by Saturday that strength has long since diminished, but I know I can go to church Sunday and be rejuvenated. I also love the rejuvenation of partaking of the sacrament, remembering covenants, and having the promise of the Lord’s help, not only on Sunday, but all through the week.
After Church we go to my mother-in-law’s home for Sunday dinner. This is a great opportunity to be around family. My husband’s siblings all live close by, and while we don’t see them every Sunday, we see them more often than not. We also have friends over for Sunday dinner, many of whom feel an awful lot like family. We love visiting with them. Weekdays are so busy that we don’t associate with family as much as we might like, so Sunday makes up for that in a lot of ways. We also enjoy a wonderful meal provided by my mother-in-law. It’s always the same thing, always cooked to perfection, and always tastes so good. I have often asked her to let me do it once in a while, but she says it’s one of the things she still loves doing, so she will keep doing it. I am so grateful for her Sunday dinners.
I am grateful for the time in between all of these various activities as well. Time to write my blog, time to prepare my Seminary lesson, time to work out our schedule for the week. On rare occasion, time to take a nap. Although during the school year I try to avoid the nap as it makes it hard to sleep at night. I am grateful that I have Sunday as a day of rest, a time to breathe, to think, to plan. I am so grateful for Sunday’s. What do you do on Sunday?