Carry on.

I will not fail them

We planned to go to Seattle today to visit the temple and buy scriptures for our niece and nephew. The night before we planned to go, we got a call from the missionaries inviting us to a baptism tomorrow – again, a choice between two good things.

We knew that we should go to the baptism to welcome the new member to the Church, but we also made a commitment to our niece and nephew that we would buy them scriptures. Now. But due to unexpected events, we never got a chance to make the three hour trek to Seattle.

And again, we face another delay. For some reason, I just can’t bear to see these kids go without scriptures for so long and to see the dissappointment on their faces. I didn’t want to fail them again. So, Evelyn went to the baptism and I drove down to Seattle to pick those scriptures up.

After work, It was very tempting to just go home and leave it until next week. I was tired, it was raining and I didn’t really want to go alone. But again, I didn’t want to fail them.

It felt weird going down to Seattle by myself. It’s been awhile since I’ve done so. It also felt weird because I wasn’t going there to visit the temple this time too. I’m looking forward to going with my wife next week. But I picked up the scriptures and drove three hours up the I-5 after a nice country fried steak and hash browns.

Took a nap in the rest area. Listened to Jim Cramer’s “Real Money” radio program and got some nice confirmations on our debt reduction plan…. Altogether a peaceful drive. I drove up with a little smile on my face. The scriptures are on the passenger’s seat right now. I’m looking forward to seeing the look on their faces. They’ve been looking forward to this for a long time.

I’m tired… But it’s nice to know that I didn’t put them off again.

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