Sunday, September 28, 2008

Signing in Church

Whitney in one of her frilly church dresses

Once a year in the church we attend, the children of the congregation share music and spoken parts for a special program.  Whitney has always been too young to participate until today's Primary Program.

The teachers had the children in Whitney's class, who are some of the youngest, go at the beginning.  Each of the little ones, who are four years old, got up and told us their names and something unique about themselves.  Whitney had a little help signing to tell the congregation, "My name is Whitney and I am always happy, but most of all I am a child of God."

Then all the children sang the song I Am a Child of God.  It was really sweet and Whitney was really happy to be able to participate even though she can't really sing or talk like the other children.  I almost cried I was so proud of my little girl for sharing a little bit about herself with everyone.  I think others were touched by it too.


Dale said...


Wish we could have been there to see your part! Congratulations, we're so proud of you! Hope the Primary program was a smashing success!!

Dale, Janae, Ady, Clay and Bray Bray Jakins.

Kimberly Whitaker said...

That is so awsome. I actualy cried reading it. I wish we could have been there. Did you video? She is such a smart girl!
The Whitaker's

Nate said...

I wish I had some video of her. She was so happy up there in front with the other kids. I love the way she's gaining confidence in herself. Parenting these special kids is such a great experience!

Matt & Darla said...

I DID cry when I saw her on Sunday!! She was so sweet!! Thanks for sharing her with the world!

Unknown said...

Oh, how wonderful. That would have brought me to tears. Whitney is doing so many amazing things. Josh and I are so proud of her.

Jessup Jive said...

I'm touched and I wasn't even there! She is so beautiful.

Shay said...

What a special day for all of you! Whitney and mommy look so beautiful! How wonderful!