Friday, March 12, 2010

I Always Have a Happy Feeling When I Go to Church...

After breakfast was over, you were dressed and hair all dolled up. You were ready. I had no clue what you were so persistent on getting ready for, but you knew exactly where you were heading. I secretly watched you pull a tote bag out of Brother's closet and fill it with particular items.... I wasn't sure what they all had in common right at first. I soon learned. You filled the bag with:
1. Baby bottle.
2. Baby blanket.
3. Magnet Doodle.
4. Bag of fruit snacks.
5. Baby book.
6. Cell Phone.
7. Keys
8. Book of Mormon.
You put your favorite shoes on (slippers) and went to the door. You called me over and said, "Bye Mama. Love you too." blew a kiss, and out the front door you went, down the sidewalk. Uh... I scrambled after you and asked, "Where are you going sis?!" You turned around with out missing a beat and called, "OH! Church. Bye!" Off you went. After 10 minutes of convincing you that "church" should be inside the playroom, you finally came back inside. Gaje helped set up the chairs, and even volunteered to give the talk.

I couldn't believe you were brave enough to take both of your babies to church. Wow, what a hand full that must have been! One of them threw a terrible fit and you didn't look to thrilled your self. Good thing you brought fruit snacks and baby books. But, quickly reminded Gaje he couldn't have any. Gaje rolled his eyes and shook his head at you, then got up to give his talk.

Gaje gave a great lesson, and after you got that fussy baby to calm down, you even followed along. I watched you dig through your bag, wondering what possibly would come out next. Your scriptures. Naturally.

I am so glad you both love church as much as you do. Thanks for letting me sit in the room and take sneaky pictures. Especially for making me laugh and love motherhood as much as I do, you both make is sooo rewarding!


  1. That is the cutest story I've ever heard! What cute kids. Motherhood is definitely rewarding!

  2. Um...didn't I comment in your last post about what an angel she is???? :)

  3. Now if I could only get them to be that reverent in sacrament meeting!!! Maybe I should let her bring her baby doll to church. She seems pretty put together when that baby depends on her! :)

  4. So precious Amiee, thanks for sharing it!! You certainly don't have to question whether you're being a good mom or not!!! Course you had a wonderful example. Love you more. GGMa

  5. Okay, so I know this is a cute moment and everything, but I am like totally crying. It touches my heart so much, that these little children, without even realizing it, are developing their own little testimonies, as small as they may be. This gives me hope for all children that are "exposed" to the gospel even if only a few times, it does have an impact on them to be at church! I love this blog, and you are an absolutely AWESOME mom, to teach your children, and to love them the way you do, and the example you set for them!