Sunday, August 9, 2009

Ethen's Talk

Ethen gave a really wonderful talk on the Holy Ghost at Phoebe's baptism. He was so nervous about getting up in front of a big crowd and having to speak, but agreed to do it anyway. He spent a good few days thinking of stories and things to say and even had some visual aids with him like his blanket, gecko, and a necklace. He spoke very clearly and it was even pretty long. We are so very proud of him for getting over his fear of public speaking and really making it a meaningful and special memory. He is such a great kid!

4 comments:

hoLLy said...

ethen did such a GREAT job-i was so impressed! you could really feel the spirit in the room when he spoke. and my kids were totally listening and came home and told joey about his stories. you guys must've been beaming with pride:)

The Little's said...

This speaking talent will serve him well in the future! What a great brother!

Mary said...

How wonderful for a big brother to take such thought and care for his sister's special day. Ethen will make a great missionary one day! Love, Mom

hydee ann said...

i love letting the kids come up with their own talks for primary. they always do a great job & i think it helps them be less nervous than if we do it for them. that's impressive that ethan did the talk at the baptism! very cool.