A month or so ago, Sean and I re-visited the idea of sleepovers and how we felt about them. It became quite clear that we were both uneasy with it and we decided to take a step back. Taking steps back is not easy with kids. Steps back, when they have already enjoyed the freedoms, are a hard change. However, Dominic seemed to be in agreement, that the best place for him was at our house at night. We explained that we couldn't ignore the feelings we were having about sleepovers.
This, however, didn't go over well with one family he usually has the sleepovers with. They wondered if they did something wrong. I felt bad, because I couldn't explain myself in a way that would leave them without wonder.....yet when Sean and I re-discussed the subject again, we AGAIN felt firm in our decision and that it was the right one to make. The family came to understand, but I hurt some feelings along the way. I really didn't mean to. Because of this, in my mind there was still a little doubt....am I making a big deal of nothing?
Until I listened to General Conference today...... (particularly at about 7.28 in the audio)
Thank you Elder Lawrence. I know we don't have a teenager yet, but we needed to hear that. It was a further testimony to me that the decision we made was the right one and that the feelings we were having were valid.