But because of so many years of helping with the program I have come to have certain ..."expectations of what might happen." And we all look forward to the primary program because we hope those funny things will happen, we just hope it isn't our own kid. I began to wonder would Andrew actually speak and say the talk he made up himself? Would he sing the words to the duet he was asked to do the way we practiced, or make up his own nonsense words to the song, like he does everyday at home? Would he run down from the podium and come to me, would he need to go to the bathroom when it was his turn to speak and miss his turn? Or my biggest fear, would he sit and pick his nose (and GROSS), eat them the entire meeting? That actually happened my first year as primary president with a sunbeam and I watched his mother's mortified face the entire hour. Actually all of those things have happened in our ward, so I was more than a little nervous with my little performer up on stage where I, his control freak mommy, had no control of him.
I am pleased to report that all my worrying was useless. He did both of his parts really well and stayed on the stand the whole time. I couldn't have been prouder and wasn't embarrassed for even one moment, even when he stood up next to the chorister and helped lead the opening hymn. When it came time for his duet, the cute little boy he was supposed to sing with got a little shy I think, so Andrew ended up singing alone. He said his talk, too, word for word. In fact, all of the primary children did a wonderful job and I appreciated their sweet spirits and testimonies.
Here is a video of our practice from home for those who could not be there.
"I can go on a mission when I am 19, because Heavenly Father wants me to."
"Home is where there's father, with strength and wisdom true."