His First Public Prayer!

January 31st, 2011

Our sweet Bubbers gave the opening prayer in Primary yesterday.  Can you believe it?!  I can’t!

He came home with the assignment taped to his shirt last week and we spent the whole week practicing.  We practiced being reverent.  And how to adjust the microphone.  And how to articulate clearly.  And he did great!

We even got to church early and he had a real dress rehearsal in the Primary room with us.  We were ready!

When the time came, my anxiety level kicked up a notch and I kept telling Charming that one of us should go up with him to make sure things went smoothly.

But Charming kept saying he didn’t need any help because we’d practiced.

But I still wanted one of us to be with him.

But Charming still wanted to give him the chance to do it on his own.

Finally, I settled for standing near the front.  Ready to quickly intervene, if needed.

And Charming settled for standing next to me.  Ready to video tape the whole thing on his iPhone.

And this is what happened: Bubbers’ First Public Prayer

Oh man.  People were laughing about it all day.  What a funny little wiggler!  :)

(Sorry– Embedding videos on this blog keeps messing up.  So you have to go to a different site real quick).

My Favorite Things About This Video:

  • How he prefers to wear his tie outside his vest. :):)
  • How sweet he looks and reverently he sits.  And his adorable dismount from his big chair.
  • The first words out of his mouth.  And the laughter that erupts from the children and tries to erupt from the adults. :):)
  • How much he’s enjoying everyone’s undivided attention. And how I need to gradually increase my intervention before he finally says the prayer (stand next to him; put my hand on his back and wait; whisper, “Go ahead and say the prayer”; then finally taking over and telling him the words to his practiced prayer).
  • How he whispers the words I say before saying them outloud. (He did really well for not having practiced with my help!)
  • How he runs back to his seat. :)
  • My enormous belly.  Already.  (With four more months to go!)

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5 Comments

Ailene Hert | 2/1/2011 7:33 am

I also love how he shows everyone his armpit.

 
Vicki | 2/1/2011 7:51 am

We loved watching the video, thanks for sharing.

 
Heidi Ellerbeck | 2/1/2011 8:19 pm

It is so cute!

 
tearese | 2/8/2011 9:53 am

Wow, he has such a grown up voice! We don’t have primary like that in our branch, but Elora got to give a talk in Sacrament once. Maybe they’ll let Josh give the prayer sometime too?
While we were watching the video, Jonah heard them say, “Amen” so he folded his arms and said it too!
I know what you mean about the belly…we’re only barely 10 weeks and I look at least 16 or 20.

 
Melissa | 2/9/2011 7:06 pm

Oh that was so cute!! What a character! :D I love that you practiced with him so much and then actually filmed it! You two are such awesome parents. ;)

 

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