Today was fast and testimony meeting. Audrey had a temperature and wasn't able to come to church... Tyler was sleeping (in his defense he worked until 3:30 and still has to work again tonight), so he stayed home with Audrey.She was suppose to give a talk on the gift of the holy ghost in primary... so Emma had to fill in. We had a box (thanks Beth!!) that was the "gift" and Emma carried it proudly into sacrament... the entire time asking over and over again "is it my turn to go up yet?". Luckily, it was fast and testimony... so I decided she could walk up and bear her testimony. Right after the sacrament, she walked up proudly holding the box (her gift) and loudly said, "My name is Emma Cluff and I know this church is true". I was so proud... SO I had to bear my testimony, since I as standing there and being so non eloquent with my wording... I muttered something out. Which I am sure set a high standard of spirituality for the entire meeting. When we sat down, Ben kept saying he felt the spirit, he felt warm, and wanted to bear his testimony. Since Tyler wasn't there (he isn't big on having Ben go up without proper preparation), he walked up tall and reverent and stood right next to the podium in line, waiting his turn... like a tin soldier. That poor man, had my son standing right next to him the entire time he bore his testimony.... talk about peer pressure to hurry up.
Ben bore his testimony and it was beautiful. I think he said three things, but I sensed an aura around him (I like to think it is little angels), a greatness of what he will become. It really is so great to know that Tyler and I are doing "something" right... well at least for now. With me, I like to have my kids bear their testimony, though some may argue that it is "not reverent" , but really I think I thrive more on "child like" faith than anything else I hear and see at church. What keeps me going is knowing that my children will always have their Heavenly Father with them because I allowed them to feel and share the spirit. Well done, my Ben and Emma.