Monday, March 14, 2011

My week away...

Some of you have asked, "How did your week of no technology go?"

#1 I missed all of you!!!
Not looking at blogs was definitely a challenge for me since it has become one of my favorite pastimes! But it was really good for me to focus my energy on things that I usually neglect; like more time in my scriptures and being more productive around the house.

The best part about missionary week was how it affected our family. Monday morning when I walked in at 6:45 the spirit was TANGIBLE! My two oldest kids had already studied their scriptures for 30 minutes and you could FEEL the difference!
To see my kids working so hard to be missionaries and keep the missionary rules by getting to bed on time and keeping their rooms clean was quite a rare and priceless experience!
The kids asked for the opportunity to teach a family night lesson, make dinner, wash their clothes by themselves and searched for ways to serve others.
We all worked on memorizing scriptures together and studied the "Preach My Gospel" manual put out by the LDS church. WOW... what an inspired book!

It was a great week. Personally and as a family I know we felt the spirit more and had a more calm and peaceful home. I have always challenged myself to put the most important things FIRST. This week showed the blessings that abound when you do!
It is a happiness that can come in NO OTHER WAY!
Was it worth it? ABSOLUTELY! Even though I am so glad I can be blogging with all of you again!

Thanks for asking :)


  1. This sounds wonderful. I love how your older kids embraced the idea of Missionary week and actually tried to do many things they would have to do on their own.

    Maybe you can find one day each week that you continue this?

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Jill,
    What a neat experience! I would love to try it with my family. I also love Audrey's idea of one day a week keeping it going. Hmmm, my family has no idea what they are in for.

  3. What a wonderful experience, thanks for sharing the results and lessons learned Jill. I must confess though, we are happy you are posting and commenting again. You were missed.

  4. On a smaller scale (no facebook), I'm finding the same to be true. Thanks for your insight.

  5. You guys are such an awesome example! I tried, but I just had too much on my plate to do it 100% Spencer did much better than I. Did you notice the missionary haircut?

  6. Jill sounds like heaven! Good for you guys! I could give up TV, movies, game systems and never miss them, but the internet... I'd go through serious withdrawals!!!