12.03.2008

"My" Children

"Let your eyes light up when your children are around. Laugh more. Tell them how empty and quiet it is when they're not there. Enjoy the things they bring to your life." ~Valerie Bell

This is a beautiful quote. It uses the words '
your children' but I think of it in terms of grandchildren and Primary children [and really, I guess I think of all of them as 'my' children because of the love that I feel for them]. I missed church Sunday because of the flu, and what I missed the most was being with the children. I love each of them so much and I love having that weekly opportunity to let them know that.

Primary is a gift. It's a chance to share my testimony, my love for the children and the gospel, and to open my heart and life to a whole new group of children.

I will be back there on Sunday and I can't wait!

4 comments:

Nathan and Carrie Page said...

Jan, I just love you! Your post made me smile. I'm so grateful for your sense of humor and look back on those years (seminary) as so enjoyable. You respected my moodiness and didn't push me to smile or say hi. Pathetic, huh? It shouldn't be that big of a deal to do that! Anyway...thanks for making seminary so fun and I actually learned, too! Extra blessings upstairs for you, my friend!

Jaime said...

Hey Jan,
You won my Christmas Tree Gift Box Giveaway. It was my very favorite of the prizes. Congrats. I need you to email me your full name and address so I can have them shipped out.
dejalarsen@aol.com
Jaime

Jaime said...

One more thing...
Just wanted to thank you for stopping over at my blog and saying such nice things. I hope you'll come back when the giveaways are through.

Kristi said...

Iam so sad you were sick, and I'm not sure how we survived without you (well, me for sure!), but I am glad you are feeling better! Woohoo! We can't wait to have you back!