Sunday, September 16, 2007

Primary Sacrament


Every year one Sacrament Meeting is dedicated to the Primary to present a program to the congregation. All the kids in the Primary (ages 3-12) get to participate. Most have a small speaking part in the presentation and they all get to sing a bunch of songs they have learned every Sunday over the year. Our primary had their program this morning. There is nothing like watching the kids get up all excited to say their lines, and it is always a delight to listen to them sing. We had one little boy that really belted out the words to "I Know that My Redeemer Lives". What a testimony he had singing that song. Everybody had a big grin on their face. At one point I looked over to Page and she was crying. Crying? She says she always cries when the primary kids sing. I couldn't help but think back to when our kids were in primary and we sat smiling big at them to get them to sing. It's been a long time since they were in primary. Then my mind went back to when I was in primary and I participated in Primary Sacrament. I'm in my 40's so you know that was a long time ago, but I still can remember those presentations. The place was packed too. Lots of Grandparents, and I'm sure lots of Dad's who would rather be fishing or hunting but had to come see their kids today.

4 comments:

iZING said...

I miss those Primary programs. Not that we don't have them here in Texas, but the ones with my kids in them. I have grandkids now. They're scattered from California, Utah, Arizona, and North Carolina. I hope to attend some of their Primary programs in the years ahead. To not do so would bring tears to my eyes.

Kira Joy said...

I love the primary program. This year I am really catching a tiny, itsy-bitsy glimps at how much work the primary puts in to do those programs and it really pays off! Seeing each of the kids speak and sing really is a treat (and it is a nice break from always hearing talks;D).

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

I absolutely adore the Primary program. Last year I was in Branson, Missouri and therefore a guest in a local ward. I lucked out, it happened to the day of the Primary program. At the end, the children held hands and walked down both sides of the stand and sang the song "We are children . . ." while they slowly encircled the entire congregation, continuing to sing with as much fervor as they could. Still brings a tear to my eye.

Can't wait for it this year. We haven't had it in our ward yet.

Karie said...

hey mikey, how is Sean doing???