Today our whole family will be speaking in church.
Yes our whole family.
The 5 year old. The 9 year old. The 11 year old. The mom and the dad. I am sure we will even hear from the 2 year old at some point.
The Atonement of Jesus Christ.
A pretty big topic, and emotional one at that.
I am a crier. When I am happy. When I am sad. If I laugh too hard. When I am frustrated.
I love what we are speaking on and when I feel such strong emotions I cry even more.
I love how each child has written their own talks. All we did was ask them questions and write down their answers. They then used that for putting together their talks.
Luke said he wanted to tell the story of how Jesus healed a blind man. So I typed it up as he retold it. I think he has it memorized word for word from his scripture reader.
What I love most is each ones individual understanding of Christ and the Atonement. They are so young, but have a knowledge that I know I did not have at their age. Sometimes I think they "get it" more than I do now.
Maybe later I will post some of their talks with their permission.
As stressful as it is to speak - and to prepare, I am so grateful our family has this opportunity.