Sunday, November 04, 2012

As testimony fills my heart

Last week the girls wrote down their testimonies while I was at choir practice. I didn't make it to choir practice this week because of our blasted van but hopefully I'll make it next week!

Here's Rachel's sweet testimony:



It says: I know the Book of Mormon is true because I know Joseph Smith is the living prophet.



And here is Miriam's slightly less legible testimony that says approximately the same thing that Rachel's said:



Today they were sent to their room to play a quiet game while I tried to get Benjamin to go to sleep. That poor boy just can't sleep when his sisters are around because one of his favourite activities is sister-watching and one of their favourite activities is Benjamin-waking. Rachel suggested they play the beanbag game where you toss the beanbag to each other and whoever ends up holding it has to say their favourite scripture.

Rachel went first because she started the game.

"We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost," she said before throwing the ball to Miriam (because we don't actually have a beanbag).

"I see the moon and the moon sees me," said Miriam. "God bless the moon and God bless me."

"You can't say that," Rachel said. "It's not a scripture. It doesn't count."

"But it says God in it," Miriam objected.

"Fine," Rachel said, catching the ball. "We believe that man will be punished for their own sins and not for Adam's transgression."

"I have a little turtle," Miriam began. "His name is tiny..."

"Now that really doesn't count, Meme!" Rachel interrupted.

"But we sing it in nursery," Miriam pointed out.

I'm not sure how the rest of their game played out but I will say this for it: it didn't dissolve into a yelling match unlike nearly every other game they played this weekend. Even with all the fighting they did this weekend (so much of the fighting!) I'm thankful for the example of my sweet girls who find it so easy to share their testimony with me, with each other, and with the world. So, truly, "As testimony fills my heart / It dulls the pain of days. / For one brief moment, heaven's view / Appears before my gaze."

2 comments:

  1. So sweet! I need to quit reading your posts while nursing Aaron to sleep because my laughs wake him up. :). Your girls are so funny and I'm glad you share the fun with the rest of us.

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  2. Thanks for that! So funny, so sweet.

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