Other activities of the lesson included pretending to be a seed growing up into a flower. We let the kids create flowers on the floor with our colored construction paper (thank you sugardoodle.net). Then we tossed a shoe to try to land on them. We also let them jump on them and name the colors. We acted out that we were trees. Everyone did great swaying in the wind, reaching up tall to the sky, shaking off the snow, and growing blossoms. Of course, this was followed by a beautiful rendition of "Popcorn Popping." It was so fun to see the kids engaged and learning. What a blessing to hear and see the funny and insightful things these little people say and do. We love them a lot.
On Saturday, there was another kind of sunbeam or extra light in my life. My dearest cousin Katie invited me to her stake's Relief Society women's conference to celebrate the birthday of the Relief Society. Sister Beck came and spoke to us. It was amazing and so uplifting! One of the things she focused on was the purpose of Relief Society and what should also be our purpose in life as women. The purpose includes three points: to increase faith and personal righteousness, strengthen home and family, and help those in need. These really are what we must focus on in our lives. It was good to refocus and think of the things that I spend my time doing. There is so much I need to work on. What a blessing Heavenly Father is patient with us. It was a splendid morning with one of my best friends! Thanks Katie.
|Dear Teresa and Katie. Love them|