This son and I went to the church early (I had a short choir practice because we were singing today), and while we were sitting and waiting for the rest of the family to arrive, I perused the "family" section of each of the books I brought to find an appropriate talk. We found one in Talks for Tots, Volume 2 that he approved of, but I kept looking to see if I could find something better. In 101 Talks for Children (Copyright 1985 by Bookcraft, Inc. Author Marianne J. Shampton) a title caught my eye and I stopped to read it. Although is was not what he needed for today's talk, I hope one of the kids gets assigned a talk for Father's Day and can use it. I couldn't wait until Scott and the other children arrived so that I could show it to Scott. It had us giggling inappropriately through the sacrament. The title of the talk is also the title of this post, no lie! Here goes...
Rainbows and Dads
When I see a rainbow it reminds me that Heavenly Father loves me and is watching over me. Our fathers also love us and watch over us. They help us here on earth and remind us of our Heavenly Father's love.
Even the colors in the rainbow remind me of my dad:
Purple is for Royalty. My dad is a son of God.
Blue is for purity in both thought and deed.
Green is for life. We should try to live so we can be a family forever.
Red is for courage. My dad always does what is right.
Orange reminds me of a warm fire. My dad's smile makes me feel warm inside.
Yellow is like the sunshine. My dad brightens my day and makes me happy.
Somtimes when things go wrong it is like a rainy, stormy day, but my dad can change things so I feel happy and everything is better. He really brightens up my life.
I am thankful that God made rainbows and dads.
LOL. Isn't it sweet? If only the author knew what we were thinking about this talk. Probably best that she not know, honestly. :)
I think most of it fits Scott pretty well. Son of God? check. Pure in thought and deed? Um, mostly I think. :) Living to be a family forever? I think we are on the right path, following the spirit and our hearts. Courage? definitely! Always does what's right? Um...do any of us ALWAYS do what is right? I think he tries! Brightens my day and makes me happy? Absolutely for me, but I can't speak for the kids, although he generally tries to turn their frustrations into a joke of some sort, and usually gets a smile out of them.
Anyway, what made us laugh even harder is that we were both thinking the same thing: a blog post was essential for this one. Scott conceded to let me post it. Thanks, honey!