Monday, December 8, 2008

Favorite Things

Yesterday I taught the Young Women in the Lacamas Creek ward. I was a "Guest Teacher" if you will...it was a lesson about Individual Worth and how we feel good when we do good. I wanted to talk to them about giving gifts with meaning...gifts of the heart.
As Emerson said, "Rings and jewels are not gifts but apologies for gifts. The only gift is a portion of thyself."
I shared with them gifts my girls had made for me --I brought along the box Siara made for me as well as the cd you see here(Siara's box was featured in a past "Favorites"). Sunday morning I got out this cd Shanna made for me a few years back. It's a recording of my favorite Christmas song: "Mary's Lullaby". She is playing the piano and her friend the opera singer (a roommate at BYU) is singing. They recorded her singing all the parts and blended them together.
The youngsters had not straggled out of bed yet so I was alone in the living room when I decided to listen to it for the first time this Christmas season. She starts with saying, "Merry Christmas, Mom...I love you." and then begins the intro on the piano. And I begin to cry like a baby. It gets me every time.


1 comment:

Shanna said...

Aww Mom...I'm so glad you didn't mention all the piano mistakes on there...=) It was so much fun to make, and I'm glad you still love it.