Monday, September 3, 2012

Labor Day Feelings

Randy and I had an interesting experience this weekend. He and I have been planning a trip down to Cedar City to camp with our friends over labor day weekend for well over a month. We were so excited to see our friends who have moved down there as well as hike and play around the Cedar mountains. We had it all planned out and we were ready to leave Friday morning. On Thursday night, however, I wasn't excited at all for the trip. This was surprising because I really wanted to go spend time with our friends. I kind of felt a sense of dread at the prospect of  going.
I kind of brushed it off and continued to pack up and make sure we had all our meals ready to go for the next day. We had everything out and ready to pack the car for the following morning. Because I was feeling some trepidation about the trip, I said a prayer on Thursday night asking Heavenly Father for further guidance about what to do. I had not discussed my hesitation with Randy at the time.
Friday morning arrived and with it even more bad feelings. I felt completely awful! I lost my appetite and had a horrible feeling that something terrible was going to happen. While Randy was eating breakfast and I was feeding the baby, I asked Randy "How do you feel about the trip?" thinking that he would tell me how excited he was. But to my surprise he said "It just doesn't feel right." I told him that I had been feeling the same way. We discussed it and I told him I felt like if we went we would really regret going. So we said another prayer or two and decided we had better not go on the trip after all.
I called my good friend Melissa and told her how sorry I was but that we had a really bad feeling about coming down. She was so sweet and supportive and told me "Listen to the spirit and follow it. I would feel horrible if you guys came down and got in a car accident or something." Her complete understanding was wonderful to me. 
We bagged the trip and instead headed to family movie night at the drive-in. We had fun with the kids watching 3 movies (till 2 in the morning) and loved being with our little family. The next day we hiked on White Rocks near Dugway. I think we were trying to compensate for cancelling camping on the kids. We have still had a good weekend so far, but I do wonder what would have happened had we gone camping. I am sure I will never know, but that doesn't matter. I am so grateful for the holy ghost. I am so grateful that my husband is in tune with the spirit and is such a great sounding board for me. I am thankful for God's warning to me this weekend. He answers prayers though sometimes not the way we want him to. I know he will always be there for me. All I have to do is be ready and listen.

Here are some pictures from our unexpected stay home weekend.
The Drive-in movie screen. (Lily actually took this picture)
Randy and the kids waiting for the first movie to start
Randy and the kids at White Rocks
A view from the car of the white rocks
 We had so much fun climbing. I'm sure we will visit again. Can you spy Tyler?

  Randy Tyler and Jake climbing around
 Jake and Randy made it all the way to the top.
Randy took some pictures of Jake from the top
That's our van way down there!
This is my favorite. I'm glad I wasn't up there with them. Randy said he had a few heart attacks because of Jake running round. I don't think I could have handled it. I love his outfit.. It is soooo JAKE.
On the way home we spotted a herd of antelope. 


Heidi said...

I have had that same experience. Several years ago I felt like we shouldn't take the kids to San Diego but I ignored the feeling. Once in San Diego we took the kids to sea world and it was awful and when we got back to our hotel room Doug became extremely sick. IT was the worst trip ever. Now I always listen to the spirit.

Grandpa and Grandma B said...

Nothing more important than listening to the Spirit.

Ali said...

I'm glad you guys are safe and had a fun time anyway.