Sunday, March 30, 2008
A sweet moment
Tonight we had family home evening, since Dario will be gone all this next week. When we told the kids that we were having it tonight, the response from little Dario was a big, "Ugh, do we have to?" We all went into the family room and had a little lesson on the first couple paragraphs of "The Family: A Proclamation to the World ". It was a nice discussion and we basically just explained the meaning of the words and emphasized that we are children of our Heavenly Father and how neat it was to think about that and realize our potential in this world. When we finished Dario asked little Dario to give the prayer. Gabby wanted to give the prayer and was disappointed that she didn't get called on. My kids usually fight over whose turn it is (fighting over prayer-really nice I know). But this time when little Dario bowed his head, he lifted it again and told Gabby that she could say the prayer if she would like to. So Gabby offered the prayer and they both felt good. I was so proud of little Dario and I pulled him aside afterward and told him so. He then asked, "Can we have family home evening every night?" What a change! I explained to him that the wonderful peaceful feeling he was having then, and when he felt moved to let his sister give the prayer, was the Holy Spirit. He smiled and nodded. It was a wonderful moment, one that makes me so glad that I'm a mother to my children and a daughter of my Heavenly Father, and blessed that I get to share in the knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ with my family.