Sunday, February 24, 2013

primary talk, adapted

In early February, Leah came home from church with a little slip of paper informing us she was to give a talk in primary near the end of the month. 

My first thought was, ugh.

Sadly, it's true. My brain went to that ugly place where I get all huffy and wonder how in the world they expect Leah to give a talk when she doesn'!

And then my mind went to a better place. That place where we could work on a talk together and I could run some different ideas past her. That place where we recorded an intro for Leah to activate with her switch, I read the part we had worked on together and then she activated the closing. 

And what I couldn't even imagine during that initial ugh was how well Leah would do. How she'd whack that switch with such purpose and wait so patiently with a grin on her face while I bumbled through our talk and then whack it again at the end. 

And that, my friends, is how someone who doesn't "talk" gives a talk. 

Always adapting. She's amazing. Will I ever learn?

If I keep the commandments,
I can live with Heavenly Father again.

At my house, we have lots of rules. Im sure you have rules too! Our moms and dads make rules for us to follow so we will come home every day safe and happy. The rules in my house show me that my mom and dad love me and want me to be safe. 

Just like our moms and dads, our Heavenly Father has made rules for us to follow too. They are called commandments. If we follow the commandments, we will be happy and can return to live with Heavenly Father and Jesus again. 
I like the hymn that says, Keep the commandments, keep the commandments, in this there is safety, in this there is peace. He will send blessings…” I know if we keep Heavenly Fathers commandments, we will be safe and we will be blessed. 

I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

1 comment:

Molly said...

Love love love love love. Love Leah. Love that she gave a talk. Love you.