Monday, September 03, 2012
The night before she said, "Mom, do you know how sometimes they let kids come up and talk in the microphone at church? Can I do that tomorrow since all my grandmas are coming?" I was so happy I was able to tell her yes, and she made me very proud and teary with her sweet declaration of love and faith. I don't believe in having kids bear testimony in church if they have to have someone whispering the words to them. That isn't a real testimony in my mind, so what Emma said was her own doing and from her own sweet little heart. She did want me to stand with her because she was scared, but she got no prompting of words from me at all. I sure love her. Since I was up there with her anyway, I chose to offer my own testimony since we were so blessed to be there with so many people we love.
Here they all are, except for Rex and his family as they had to sneak out early right after the blessing. Seriously, I have the best friends and the most loving family. I am so blessed. Thank you to everyone who came, and to those who could not come, but found a way to show your love and support in other ways.