Sunday, May 14, 2006


Mimi gave her first talk in Primary today! Hooray!

It's not the first time she was assigned a talk, or even the first time we prepared for a talk...after all she's been in Primary for 1.5 years now (and Mommy is in the Primary Presidency). But all the other times, despite all the time spent preparing and practicing, coaching and encouraging, when we got up to the microphone, she would either hide behind me or the podium. If it was a "good" day she would stand next to me hiding her just her face.

When she switched classes at the beginning of the year, her new teachers came back from class the first Sunday absolutely amazed at how much Mimi talks and knows about the scripture stories. Everyone thought that she was painfully shy all the time, not just when giving talks.
But today she not only gave her talk, she read her talk...most of it that is! She wrote the first part and was very excited to read it and have me help her with the few words she didn't recognize!

It was a real break-through day in Primary today!


Anonymous Lara said...

Congratulations!!!! to B and to Megan! To Mommy for successfully grapling with the limits of motherhood. "You can lead them to the pulpit(or potty, or bed), but you can't make them speak (or go, or sleep.)" To Megan for in corporating something she is so excited about (reading) into her own talk. Way to stretch and share, Megan!

10:33 PM  
Blogger Boss said...

Wow! Way to go Megan! (And B!)

8:52 AM  
Blogger CAROLIONESS said...

That is totally awesome! Great work!

1:36 PM  
Blogger Ree said...

That is one of my favorite parts of serving in primary: watching those little ones grow the courage to stand up and give a talk. Such sweet expressions of faith. Way to go Megan!

B, did the previous attempts predate her ability to read? Maybe the words (and her knowledge of them) gave her the necessary confidence. Fascinating!

2:41 PM  
Blogger B said...

Yes, I think that the previous talks preceeded her reading, although I never thought of the situation that way before.
She was always willing to give a prayer, from the first day she came to Sharing Time/Opening or Closing Exercises (literally). But assignments to do scripture or talk always had the same result...Mommy reading it, and Megan hiding. Hmmm interesting. Thanks for all your insights guys!

3:26 PM  
Blogger Taffy said...

One of the moments when you and Megan beam with accomplishment. There is really no greater joy then seeing your children succeed.

5:02 PM  
Blogger Sarah Johnson said...

I am so happy for you. I am so impressed with your smart little girl. I am so happy she got to shine.

3:03 PM  

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