Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sister Love

Emily's asleep, so I can't really ask her permission, but since her co-author is sitting here next to me and he gave his okay, I'm going to share this. Emily, who is 8, gave a talk in Primary at Church today. The theme for her talk was Jesus Christ is the Son of God and He is a God of Miracles. She held this picture back to back with her talk as she read so that it was visible as she talked. I should also mention that Becca LOVED hearing her sister's voice over the microphone and smiled and kicked throughout. :)

Jesus Christ is the Son of God and He is a God of miracles. In our family we have been blessed with many miracles. One is named Rebecca. When she was born she had many problems and doctors weren't sure if she would even live. We are lucky to have her in our family. She is 10 years old now. She still has many disabilities, but has two important abilities. She has the ability to love those around her, and the ability to show that love in her own way. heavenly Father blesses our family with miracles to know what she wants, the miracle of a strong father and mother who can take care of her, brothers and sisters who love and help her, and the miracle of the little things she can do to show she loves us.

We all have many miracles happen to us every day, but most of the time, we don't pay attention. We have the miracle of the Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price. We have the miracle of being able to talk to Heavenly Father whenever we want, through prayer. We have the miracle of being members of the true church of Jesus Christ. We have the miracle of a living prophet who guides us and tells us what Heavenly Father wants us to do.

Because of these miracles, we can return to live with Heavenly Father and Jesus after we die. I am grateful for the many miracles we have and say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.


aprilhoyt said...

That is so sweet! I think that it's awesome that you have shown that a child with handicaps is a blessing not a burden and your children have obviously felt of that as well.

My Heart Squared said...

We had just discussed "miracles" as a family as we read the scriptures together. One thing we discussed was the miracles can only come through our faith and trust in the Savior, Jesus Christ.

I believe the ability to SEE our miracles is an added measure of our faith - to which you have been given an abundance!

Thank you for your happiness about life and all of its goodness!

Bugg's mama said...

It is such a blessing to have our typical children learn first-hand, what amazing miracles our "special" children are.

That was beautiful!