One Couple's Stumblings Through Parenthood and Marriage

Monday, April 17, 2006

Thanks for Sharing, Heathen Child

For the past several weeks, our Japanese student, Ryo, has been meeting with the missionaries. It has been a wonderful time, made all the more special by the Lord's timing in bringing a Japanese sister missionary to Davis to teach him. Though he has moved back to Williams to finish out his work program, we have picked him up and brought him back each weekend. On Saturday, I baptized him.

Part of what made Saturday's events to memorable were the antics of my heathen child, Genna, throughout the day.

First: Everyone had gathered together in the Relief Society room for the baptism. Sister Semba (the Japanese sister), was in the middle of giving a talk about baptism. In the midst of her sharing her testimony, Genna comes skipping to the front of the room and in front of the sister to reach Annie. In a loud, sing-song voice, she said, "Mommy, I have to go poo-poo!" Thanks for sharing, Genna.

Second: After I led Ryo to the baptismal font, all of the small children were brought forward so they could get a good look. I baptized Ryo, and just as I brought him back out of the water, Genna said, "I don't want to take a bath!" Thanks for sharing, Genna.

Third: After the baptism, my mom joined us for dinner back at our place. Mom was talking about one of her fellow nurses, and how she was Mormon and a convert. Genna had been listening the whole time, and piped in, "I not a convert! Kate's a convert!" - as though it were some sort of derogatory term. Why accuse Kate of it? Anyway, thanks for sharing, Genna.


stina said...

Wow! That's great. Makes the nasty food smells worth it.

Raging Wombat said...

Yes, well worth it. :)

Dear Lovey Heart said...

hilarious and that is awesome!!

Raging Wombat said...

Heathen children. What are we to do? Love them. That is all. Just love them.

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