Friday, October 28, 2011

Lessons learned


Isn't he handsome?
This little guy had the opportunity to sing in the Saturday afternoon session of General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  What a cool thing to do!  Practices began back in August and they were every Sunday for 2 hours and an occasional Saturday-including one at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City  It was quite the commitment of time-especially for a 9 year old.  The rules were EXTREMELY strict, such as no food, no leaving to go potty, legs are straight forward, no raising up of the arms, etc, etc, etc.  If a child did need to leave to use the restroom, then they could not go back to their seat.  As far as I know, most of the kids handled it just fine.  In fact, Sporty came away from this experience with a new sense of obedience and respect.  He truly enjoyed the performance-not so much the practices-and he enjoyed being in the presence of The Prophet, Thomas S. Monson, and all the other General Authorities.   What a great feeling that is to be their presence. Sporty told us that it was awesome to see them in person.  What a testimony builder! 
He was on TV lots of times.  The camera seemed to always be in the general area where he was AND he constantly swayed side to side so we could spot him VERY easily!
On Sunday when we watched conference, Sporty paid attention the entire time!  Usually during the afternoon session he starts to drift off to sleep or gets pesky, but not this time.  He wrote down the names of all who spoke and he truly paid attention and even made comments!  Wowza!  He is growing up and we are loving the young man he is becoming!  Like all our kids, he is such a great kid!  And we are blessed to be their parents!

2 comments:

julie said...

I missed the very beginning so I wasn't paying attention to the singers too much until at the end they mentioned where they were from and then I was like....wha?? I wonder who I missed. Aparently him. :)

Renée TOMLINSON PETERSEN said...

Yes he is! And Yes you are!
Love reading about your family Lisa.