Sunday, May 31, 2009

i like sundays...




sundays are nice. they generally are more quiet at our house, with not much going on. no practice to drive to, no school. and while i have smart friends who are busy teaching seminary or in big leadership positions, doing all of this intellectual scripture study, having important meetings, and giving great detailed, much researched lessons to those listening, eager to hear some profound and well put together words...i get to spend my time with the little children. 15 or so of them...and all under the age of 3. the studying i do involves gathering crackers and raisins from my pantry, printing off a coloring page and remembering to put stickers in my bag. i will say these little ones ARE listening to what is being said around them. the lessons taught to them make an impression. never underestimate their learning capabilities, and how the Spirit touches their little hearts. love my calling, and love the little ones i interact with. i so love making each small child feel individually special and safe. i have worked with these children in the nursery for years now...must be my lot in life. maybe its my simple mind and pure love for them that keeps me in there. and to the moms of these darling kids, hope you dont mind i posted their precious faces here. thanks for letting me borrow their sunny spirits every sunday. they make my day complete. 

4 comments:

Cortney said...

5 more months and you may be rethinking all of this when Ryker comes in!!! I hope you are still in there...

shawna said...

bring it on!!! love a challenge!!!

emma johnson said...

i want my child to look just like cohen. cutest little guy everrrr

Emily said...

Hi Shawna,

I came across your blog from someone else's. Thank you so much for loving my little one each week! I can tell how much you love being in the nursery--what more could we want than to have our children cared for by someone who loves them so much. Thank you!!!