As predicted, yesterday was eventful...in a good way, for us anyway.
For FHE, we first talked to the kids (ages 3, 4, 6) about sex. We taught them about this about a year ago, and it went well. We used (again) the book recommended by Deilia during the first Family Proclamation Celebration called "The Way Your Body Works" by Bernard Stonehouse et al. This was a follow up to the discussion that we had with the kids over the weekend about modesty and avoiding p*rnography, using my talking points "God Gave You a Body." It facilitated a great discussion. If you haven't used it yet, I recommend that you do so...soon!
The next thing we did was wrote letters to extended family.
I love what Guy wrote to a cousin, "I like yow hol intir famle."
Now yesterday was also a sad and tragic day for anyone watching or experiencing the school shooting in Chardon, Ohio, which is near where I grew up.
As I watch world events unfold each day, I can see how Family Home Evening is such a protection from the storms of life.
We send our children out into a world that is filled with turmoil and spiritual & physical dangers. But when they return home, especially on Monday nights, there is a safe place where we can experience and cultivate peace together.
Thank goodness for FHE.
PS - Be sure to check out Catania's FHE from last night!