1.14.2008

She Made My Day!

I'm a little cranky right now -- I have not one but two aching feet, we are the ward with the middle schedule, which is complicated in more ways than you might realize for us Primary types, and we are dealing with issues that seem so lame that I can't believe that we really have to take care of them. Sigh. Anyhow, I'm just a little testy.

Yesterday, however, when I got back from a fast trip to IKEA with Natalie and the kiddoes, I found a message on my answering machine that cracked me up and put a big smile on my face. One of the moms in our ward, Stacie, who has 3 Primary age children, called and had her brand-new Sunbeam, Mia sing for me. She said that she thought I had taught the song and she was right, I had - but not to Mia! I had taught it to her big brother and sister and Mia had picked it up from them. Also bear in mind that Mia is barely 3 , was the little girl last week who was not so sure she wanted to be there and had more than a few tears to prove it.

I listened to the message and there was Mia's sweet little 3 year old voice, singing loud and clear: "A mother, a father, a friend to play, a sunny day. The gospel light, shining bright. Thank Thee, Lord, I say." (from "My Blessings" by Janice Kapp Perry).

I laughed out loud. Then I smiled. Then I laughed again. And I"m still smiling, the next day. Literally made my day. These little ones really do hear and learn.

Thanks, Stacie!! Boy, did I need that! Still smiling.

**Update -- here's Miss Mia! Isn't she a cutie?

14 comments:

tara said...

oh boy. if that doesn't make all the other "garbage" WORTH it, nothing does. I hope you keep that message forever.

Emily said...

That makes all the hard unfun stuff of our callings worth it! Cute! I wish there was a way to post her singing!

Jori said...

Wow, that is a good lesson. That was such a simple thing but it made you SO happy. I think about doing stuff like that but then I think it's lame and don't do it. I'm happy you had a little pick me up.

Darleen said...

Children are so sweet and tender. And what a sweet mom to share that with you. Isn't it so wonderful to know that you are teaching these children beautiful things that they love?

100 Percent Cottam said...

i told stacie that she listens to the spirit! she comes through with good stuff pretty often!

Holly O. said...

How sweet is that?!

Kristi said...

How sweet is Stacie and Mia!! I love that she sang that for you. Now those are the kind of messages to listen to, for sure.

Shelley said...

She's adorable. :) I love how much kids can change and enrich our lives! Being an Auntie has been the best thing ever for me an I just LOVE it so much! :) Kids rock!

Emily said...

She is so cute!

hoLLy said...

aw-she is a cutie!!! what a sweet message to receive that day. theres nothing sweeter than a little one's voice!

thehiltonfamily said...

What a sweetheart! A song from a child is like a kiss from a mom...magic!

Christie said...

What a great story. I was the ward chorister a while ago - what a difficult but rewarding calling. But there is nothing more rewarding than feeling like you've mattered.

Cammie said...

Great lesson. Thank you for sharing your love of children and the gospel with everyone!

Mel said...

How sweet that she sang it for you. What a little sweetheart. Oh!! I just love her. What a way to cheer you up.