The other night, after we found out our great news about Doug, we decided to go on a drive. We love taking drives so we started going up to Kelly's canyon. It was beautiful and very eventful. The colors were magnificent and the wildlife was fierce. I told the kids, "the first person to see a deer would get a buck."..ha ha So driving along we got excited because we could see something up ahead...TONS of cows:) It was pretty funny. We did spot a HUGE bull moose right next to our car. It got spooked and flew up the hill. Next we saw a cow skeleton. That was gross and adventurous. Then a little later we did see 2 deer. It was so beautiful in the mountains. Doug, Sam, and Ethan got out of the car and picked up some leaves. When they got back in the car Ethan says, "Leaves are good because they absorb the nutrients from the sun and deliver them to the tree." AH o.k. son....Where did he learn that? lol
We were up on the hill overlooking the entire valley and we witnessed the most amazing lightening storm. The clouds would light up, each a different magnificent color, and then a bolt of lightening would fall down from it. I wanted time to freeze. It was so beautiful. We even saw a rainbow for the 3rd day in a row. I just felt like as we were watching the storm everything was O.K. again.
As we were driving home Doug stopped quickly at a stop light. Ethan, who was sitting in the middle seat says very matter-a-factly, "I just experienced inertia." I look at Doug and said, "what is that?" and Doug tells me that it is Newton's first law of motion. "Ethan where did you hear that?" He said, "I heard it on t.v. a while ago and I have been waiting to experience inertia." We were in shock that our 6 year old was talking to us about inertia. I had to ask what it was and maybe some of you don't remember either?... Here is the definition. "Inertia: objects in motion stay in motion unless acted on by an outside force." So when Ethan felt the car stopping and he was still moving he felt the "outside force" stopping him. I have been thinking all week about his experience and this word... Could there be such a thing as spiritual inertia? WE are the object in motion. We are continually moving forward feeding our spiritual bodies, constantly working on strengthening our testimonies, teaching our kids and giving them a firm foundation..... then often we are acted upon by an outside force....the adversary. He tries to stop us in our progress and sometimes he gets us down but we can't give him the power to "stop" us. We try not to get discouraged because we have something greater...We have faith that keeps us moving towards are eternal progression. Satan is the force...He will try, as long as we are mortal, to "stop" our progression...Continue to LiveSTRONG!