Wednesday, January 28, 2009

To see her smile....


There are times when, as a parent, you catch your child's vision of something they really, honestly, and truly want beyond all else. I'm not talking the latest Wii game or even a signed special edition Stephenie Meyer book. We have encountered one of those times. It started quietly today...my computer and I sitting alone in the store, ticking the minutes away, waiting...waiting....and would you believe more waiting?!?!?!

You see, with my lovely daughter 14 now she qualifies for attendance at EFY. She is a good kid, always concerned for her grades, her friends and others around her. Although she sees different outfits and things she would like she understands we are planning a move and must therefore conserve...especially in this economic unrest. her greatest desire WAS to attend EFY in Provo because she has dreamed of going to BYU since she was 5 years old. No, I am not kidding. She can do it too!!! Anyway, back to the subject...EFY was booked solid in Provo...except for a session in the middle of June...My kids get out of school at the end of June. Bummer!!! However, Corinna had seen another session that piqued her interest....Nauvoo Special Edition. Her 4th great-grandfather was born under a wagon in Nauvoo so it is a special place in our family history. She has held a special love for family history for some time and so this was incredible. An incredible week that includes doing baptisms for the dead in the Nauvoo temple, visiting Carthage Jail, learning so much more hands on than I could even teach her in a family home evening. We tried initially to get her in, but it was booked. However as I went through the details once more I found the session now had 9 simple openings. I jumped at it.

I called Corinna to come over to the store. When I told her she looked at me and pumped her fist and screamed "Yes!!!!" She was so excited! I'm so excited. How many times can you see your kids get THAT excited about church?!

***Mom points +1***

4 comments:

Cynthia said...

That's so wonderful! What a tremendous opportunity for her. You rock for getting her in Mom. I hope she absolutely has the time of her life.

Poetry of Life said...

What a great story! I hope my daughters are just as pumped as yours to go to EFY when they are that age. What an awesome experience.

::Jan:: said...

She will never forget her time there. What a blessing for Tammy. Love it.

Motherboard said...

There is a Nauvoo EFY? Wow. Your daughter is one lucky girl!