Monday, April 16, 2012

N is for Never

I will just apologize right now that this is going to be another serious, preachy post because posting a different letter of the alphabet everyday has made me over-analyze everything.  It's also made me stop exercising, neglect my writing and sing the alphabet over and over in my head.  Okay, I wasn't really exercising or writing, but I was thinking about it.

One Sunday morning a long time ago there was a mother who was was much younger and thinner and uptighter than she is now, who was trying to do 4 girls' hair before church.  Unfortunately, her daughters had their own opinions about how their hair should or shouldn't be done.  There was much weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth.  There might have been some running through the house with a hair brush, yelling threats at toddlers and preschoolers done by the mother.  There might have been some crying and scratching and biting done by the daughters.   Or the mother.  Where was the father???  He was probably at some meeting discussing the worth of souls or the importance of families, or how essential the father figure is in the home.

The mother finally realized that she was at dangerous precipass as she brandished her hairbrush and roared her ferocious roar.  Not knowing what else to do, the mother went to her closet, fell to her knees and said, "Help!" 

This is the answer she got:  "Hair is not worth going to Hell over."

The mother came out of the closet, put down the brush and took her kids to church.  The girls' hair did not look great.  But that's okay.  The mom was happy and so were the girls.  Until they got older and examined family pictures and home videos and said to the mother, "Why did you let us look like that!" 

A very smart man (President Thomas S. Monson) once said, "Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved."

That one statement sums it all up.  LOVE is the answer.  Even though this is an N post so we are focusing on the word NEVER here, remember that LOVE is always the answer.


  1. I love this story, probably because I can relate. I've thought about it many a Sunday morning while Matt is off discussing ways to strengthen marriages and families (literally).

    We have a few versions of the alphabet song over here too, if you ever want to spice it up a bit!

  2. Even your "serious" posts make me laugh out loud!