Our primary program is coming up. I decided to practice the songs with Hunter to see how ready he was! I knew most of the songs for the program, however they were singing two songs ("My eternal Family" and "The family is of god") this year that were written for the program and are new. I'd learned both of the songs while I was still teaching primary earlier this year. I knew I was a bit rusty though on the lyrics. So, I set out on the Internet knowing I could find find an mp3 or something with the music and lyrics so we could practice. I found it and called Hunter over to me so we could practice. We started out singing the primary ones we knew well, " I lived in Heaven", I'll seek the Lord Early", "How firm a foundation", "Baptism", "Families can be together forever". He was standing next to me singing to start out. We got to "Families can be together forever" and he climbed on my lap to sing. I started to get a little emotional, but I was OK. I turned on "The family is of god" and we began to sing together. Without realizing it I had began to rock him gently back and forth. We got to the chorus, "God gave us families, to help us become what he wants us to be, this is how he shows his love, for the family is of God." I COMPLETELY lost it! I started bawling. I could no longer sing. The words touched me so deeply. The spirit seemed to pour out of my computer encircling my son and I. He very sweetly and tenderly continued to sing the following verses. My son must be used to the spirit touching me in this matter, he kept right on hugging me as he sang. In this tender moment with my son, I was reminded of my Heavenly Father and Savior's love for each of me. My testimony was strengthened. Especially my testimony of eternal families. I am so grateful I have my family forever. I know Heavenly Father placed us in families to help us grow, and it was an act of love. I am so grateful for my husband and the sweet kind example is to me and my children. I am grateful our marriage can last forever, I love him so much. I am grateful for each of my boys and the joy they bring me on a daily basis. I am grateful for my sisters, more than I tell them, more than they know. I am grateful we are close and do things together. That is so important to me. They are such a blessing and a strength to me. I'm grateful for my two brothers,and the happiness they bring me, even though I don't see Shered much, I'm always glad to see him. I'm grateful for my parents, for teaching me about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, so I could teach it my children. My want and desire to have an eternal family started with them. I am grateful for Will's family and the added joy they brought to my life. I know we can be together forever someday!! In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Here's the words to the song, "The family is of God":
Our Father has a family. It’s me! It’s you, all others too: we are His children. He sent each one of us to earth, through birth,To live and learn here in fam’lies. God gave us families to help us become what He wants us to be—This is how He shares His love, for the fam’ly is of God. A father’s place is to preside, provide,To love and teach the gospel to his children. A father leads in fam’ly prayer to share Their love for Father in Heaven. God gave us families to help us become what He wants us to be—This is how He shares His love, for the fam’ly is of God. A mother’s purpose is to care, prepare, To nurture and to strengthen all her children. She teaches children to obey, to pray, To love and serve in the fam’ly. God gave us families to help us become what He wants us to be—This is how He shares His love, for the fam’ly is of God. I’ll love and serve my family and be A good example to each fam’ly member. And when I am a mom or dad, so glad, I’ll help my fam’ly remember: God gave us families to help us become what He wants us to be—This is how He shares His love, for the fam’ly is of God.