Ernie gave her very first talk in Primary today- the topic was "What my family can do to help other people."
This is what she said:
"I have been asked to answer the question "How can my family help other people?"
Sometimes we take our neighbors and friends cookies. My preschool class is going to visit a nursing home. We are going to do a play about the night Jesus was born. We will sing songs and hand out cards to the people who live there. Another thing we do to help others is pay our tithing and fast offerings.
I love Jesus and Heavenly Father. I love my family and I'm glad we are a forever family. I love my friends. I know the scriptures are true. [smiley face at the bottom of the page]"
I was so proud of my girl. It's amazing to me that at this time last year SHE WAS NOT SPEAKING! She really didn't start until late December/early January. We came into Primary to watch her give her talk, and she was so proud to be sitting up front, facing everyone (there are chairs set up for the children who will participate that day for talk, prayer, and scripture.) The primary president gestured to me when Ernie stood up, to ask "do you want to come help her?" No, no- she's fine. And she was!
She read her talk so well- I'm so happy for her. It's such a big deal for these kids to have the opportunity to succeed- I firmly believe that we should make efforts to create environments where they are able to learn and grow and feel well-earned successes.