Sunday, May 17, 2009

It IS Wonderful

We visited three wards today. The first was the ward where Z's sister lives. It's a BIG ward and so full of love. We walked in to find a room of friends--so comfortable. Z confirmed our nephew there, and we left just after the sacrament to get to our own ward, so I could fulfill my nursery duties.

We had five kids in the nursery today. I have the cutest set of triplets in there. We had the bin full of plastic food out, and the girls were playing with it when suddenly one of the triplets was standing in front of me with a small plastic plate with a plastic pastry lying in it. She handed it to me. I said, "Oh, is this for me?" She said, "Yes, it's your birthday cake." My reply, "Oh, then are you going to sing to me?" With one of the sweetest voices ever, she started in singing my birthday song. I blew out the pretend candle, and she swished away the pretend smoke in the air then we each took a pretend bite of my pretend cake. It was so sweet. Don't you just LOVE little kids?!

When our ward was over Z had to speak in the following ward, so I dropped the boys off at the house for lunch and naps and took the girls with me back to the church to hear Z's talk. For the sacrament hymn, we sang, "I Stand All Amazed." Things were going just normally until the very last part of the song. I felt blessed to be sitting where I was. Behind me, very clearly, out of the blue, a little girl's voice (I never did see this girl as she was sitting behind me) of probably about four-years-old sings, "Oh it is wonderful." We all sang a little more of the chorus and then she chimed in again with, "Oh it is wonderful, wonderful to me."

All of a sudden, it hit me. This little girl was probably too young to read, but she knew this song. She knew that it, the Savior's Atonement, was wonderful to her. For some reason hearing that sweet little voice was like exclamation points on these words in my ears and heart. It also made me question....is it wonderful to my children? Do they realize just how WONDERFUL it is? Again, I am grateful for small children and all that they share!

3 comments:

ARISTIONO NUGROHO said...

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Julie said...

I've already emailed Mr. Nugroho and offered to send him a Book of Mormon--just in case you were tempted to do the same.

Tink said...

Aw that is adorable! Kids can just open up your heart and make you feel loved.

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