One of the best things about being a Mom is following your kids around watching everything they are involved in. For me, there is nothing more fun that sitting at a ballgame or watching my kids perform. Christmas was a wonderful time this year because I got to listen to Jadon sing quite a bit. He had some great songs with great messages that brought the spirit wherever he went.
He loves feeling the spirit of giving so much. Ever since those Madrigal trips to SLC, he longs to have that same feeling over and over. This year, being out of Madrigals, he had to create his own opportunities. He got with a group of his friends on Monday the 21st and they spent the day singing all over-- rest homes, individual people, and the hospital. He had a neat experience at the hospital, especially up in ICU. He said that several people starting crying and they were turning their computer webcams to capture them.
In the evening, they went to the Visitors Center to sing. We took the family over to listen and to view the "Reflections of Christ" display and the temple lights. The kids were very welcomed by those there.
As they had Jadon sing, "Mary Did You Know," I looked at him standing there in front of the Christus and heard him sing, "the blind will see, the deaf will hear, the dead will live again. The lame will leap, the dumb will speak, the praises of the Lamb." Here was the Savior with His arms outstretched as if He were beckoning my song. And my son singing, no testifying, of His very life. It was so incredible. The only camera we had was Sue's iphone, so they aren't the most professional pictures, but at least we captured it.
I wondered as I watched if Jadon could see the reflection of the Savior looking at him in the windows he was facing. It was pretty incredible!
The Sister working there stopped Paul and I at least 3 times and asked him to come back and sing.