The theme for the month is the third paragraph of The Family: A Proclamation to the World. Which reads,
spirit sons and daughters knew and worshipped God as their Eternal Father and accepted His plan by which His children could obtain a physical body and gain earthly experience to progress toward perfection and ultimately realize their divine destiny as heirs of eternal life. The divine plan of happiness enables family relationships to be perpetuated beyond the grave. Sacred ordinances and covenants available in holy temples make it possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally.So we picked up the July 2011 issue of the Friend, because I knew it had an article on the temple. J read the quote by Elder Bednar, “By the power of [the] priesthood, families truly can be together forever.” He was overjoyed to hear that quote. He proudly showed the Junior Primary the front cover of the Friend, and read the quote, and said by Elder Bednar. It was a dream come true for him. He is a particular little boy.
In other J thoughts. We showed up for church about 50 minutes before it started. If you want to sit on a soft pew instead of a folding chair you have to show up 30 minutes before it starts. We showed up 50 minutes, so we could get a front pew, second row back, since Brent and I were speaking. We probably could have waiting 10 or 15 minutes and still gotten a chair, but we were ready and if we would have waited we would have ended up being late. Anyway, so there was five people in the chapel when we showed up. J saw a boy about 10 with crutches. He went over and pestered him, I say that because the boy wouldn't look at him, while J talked to him. Then he came back, and drew him a picture with get better soon. Even though the boy with crutches had no interest in talking to a boy in his little sister's primary class, it was still a sweet gesture on J's part.
Last thought, J cashed in his no cry coupon. It worked well. He has only cried two or three times in the last few weeks for anything other than getting hurt, and when he got hurt, he cried instead of screamed. It was lovely to hear no screaming from the brown haired child. Unfortunately I don't think the blond is old enough to understand the concept.