That's all I can say about the primary program today. I was blown away - by the primary as a whole and by my son. Our primary consists of about 7 sunbeams and 5 older kids of various ages. I pictured a program consisting of talks and songs by the primary leaders, but that was not the case. The kids all participated and did a great job...including Noah! Paul and I were absolutely floored. I was only able to get him to practice his lines ONE TIME at home. And we've never had any luck with Noah, in the not-so-distant past, when it comes to speaking, singing, or standing reverently in front of a crowd. So when he marched right up to the stand this morning when it was time for the program I started to cry (cut me some slack, this was my first child's first primary program). I leaned over and told Paul I was already completely satisfied - I didn't care at that point if he sang, or said his lines, I was just thrilled that he was willing to participate at all.
Noah sat reverently (if that's what you can call it when he's lounging back with his hands propped behind his head) and when they stood for the first song he pushed his way right up to the front...and proceeded to pick his nose and eat it. Throughout the ENTIRE first song. Paul was laughing so hard he was crying. When it was Noah's turn to speak we were utterly shocked when he stepped right up to the podium, pulled the microphone down to his level and delivered his lines (which his teacher whispered into his ear) loud and clear. MY SON! My favorite part (which I sobbed through of course) was when he sang every line of the song "I'm Trying to be Like Jesus." That was the only song he sang. And that is just fine by me.
Noah, I am so proud of you and I love you. You are such a sweet boy with a strong spirit and I am so blessed to be your mother.
P.S. I didn't get a picture of him this morning because we felt it was more important to keep him as calm as possible. Sunday mornings are NOT good days for him. But I can promise that he looked very handsome : ) You'll just have to imagine it.
What a great day!