Two times the other lesson would not print out. I thought my computer was broken. I asked Ed and we printed something else out. It worked just fine, so I tried to print the other lesson out again. Guess what? No printy. I took that as a hint from the Lord and printed out the Fasting lesson, and you know what? It was a miracle! My computer printed that lesson out just fine.
I gave my lesson and it was great! I learned that I was not a very good "faster". I knew the next Fast Sunday had to be different. I NEEDED to do this correctly. I had to start the night before, it was essential for me to have a true fast.
I felt good having had a good fast. I had a purpose, I remembered to pray(before I was on my way out of the door for church). I had done this right. So why do I not feel any differently? I had no great revelation. There was not an urgency to do something. I just felt the same. Well, maybe a little better because I had done this right, but perhaps I would not see the great effects from fasting until I had been implementing it in my life for a while.
My visiting teachers came on Wednesday. Mallory had a little "incident"(shocking, I know). They complimented my parenting. Then today on the way down the stairs, I realized that I had been a better mother this week. Resolving conflicts without blowing up at my kids, being more patient and loving with my kids, and trying to see things from their point of view.