Monday, April 13, 2009

I am the way, the truth and the life

Carson is in the primary class in church, which is for kids 3 to about 12 years old. Every Sunday, a few children are assigned to give a speech, or 'talk' in front of all the primary classes. Carson was assigned to give a talk on Easter Sunday, and his topic was John 14:6.
"I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me."
I knew this day would come, and to be honest, I was nervous! But other moms and the primary leaders reassured me that the talk would only have to be a few minutes and no one was expecting the gettysburg address or anything. And the worst thing that could happen would be that Carson would refuse to say anything in front of the class and I would just end up reading it myself!
So I looked up the scripture and some other information so that he would have something to say. For a couple of weeks before the big day, we would practice. I would whisper into Carson's ear the words he needed to say and he would repeat them, out loud. At first, he couldn't really say 'resurrected', but after a few practices, he repeated every word no problem. So yesterday, in church, we didn't know if he would freeze up or be super shy, but he did just as he had at home and repeated every word, no problem. We're so proud of him and happy that he isn't scared to speak in front of others, especially at his age!

2 comments:

Andrea said...

Yay, Carson!

AuntieM said...

WOW, what a big milestone! It is a real good start he's off to if he didn't get too nervous for that talk. I guess he's always been pretty easy going though. He's such an intelligent and wonderful boy, he has no need to be self-conscious. Good job to you, too Angela for getting him prepared.

I'm sorry I only just now got to look at the blog for the first time in over a week, but I love it! I can just picture Carson dragging Tucker like that and not even thinking twice about the rocky snack :) Perfectly normal brother behaviors and fond memories in the making. Can't wait to see you...later today maybe even?