Saturday, January 9, 2010

I Have Read the Book of Mormon

We did it! It took us two full years, but we were able to finish reading the Book of Mormon as a family on December 31st. What a great feeling of accomplishment! It was difficult to figure out what exactly would work best for our family, at first. We tried reading at night before family prayer and bedtime--that was a disaster. Kids were either way too tired or too wound up to sit still enough to get a verse out, let alone a chapter. We also tried getting up early to read before school/work. The kids already have to get up at 6:00 to be ready in time for their carpool, so between their exhaustion and my eyes not focusing yet, plus morning gym visits for both Mike and I, early mornings didn't quite work either. What we ended up doing was getting the girls all settled in for breakfast, then postponing ours until after they were out the door. Mike and I would take turns reading the chapter as the kids ate. It was perfect! They were a captive audience who were too busy eating (and let's be honest--tired)to talk & be disruptive. It only took us two years to get it all figured out, but it was worth it to read that last verse together in Moroni Chapter 10. Now as we begin the new year with 1 Nephi, Chapter 1, Verse 1, we ought to be able to finish it for the second time in a lot less than two years! Here's hoping!

1 comment:

Marisa said...

We have that same chart stuck to our family room wall. Started about a year ago. We're in the middle of Mosiah. MAYBE we'll be able to finish by the two year mark like you!