Sunday, December 20, 2009

Overcoming the Natural Man


This week I was memorizing Mosiah 3:19 "The natural man is an enemy to God...and will be forever and ever...unless he becometh a saint." We had a painful opportunity this week to overcome the natural man. I went out Christmas shopping and left older children home babysitting. While I was out, the older children fell asleep, and Anna was left to her own devices. She found some blue craft paint and painted her whole body and one wall in the hallway. She also wandered around the house, leaving blue tracks wherever she went. Then she woke up one of the babysitters, saying "Look at me!" Attempts to clean her up left the bathroom blue, as well. Sigh. Aren't we grateful for toddlers, and teenage babysitters, who give us so many chances to "become saints"? This picture was taken, by the way, after the clean-up efforts.

4 comments:

Dianna said...

I love this story. I'm sure you weren't loving it as it was happening though. I hope the damage has been repairable!

Jeri Pettingill said...

Oh my! It is a good thing that Anna is so cute.

Wade said...

Children are such a joy. Ten years from now you will tease her in front of her boyfriends with this story. It is a pretty color!

Fun Mom!! said...

I'm glad other people are working on being saints too! Read your blog makes me remember how much I miss you guys. So LOVE you! Linda