Friday, July 11, 2008

Today I was able to go to the temple. Right in the middle of my day. It was so nice.

As I was getting ready to go, Sirri asked, "Mom, why are you in your church clothes?"

"Because I am going to the temple."

"Why?"

"So I can help other people get closer to Heavenly Father."

"Mooooom! That is soooo nice of you!!!!!"

Isn't she sweet?!?!?!?

I really am proud of the sweet and empathetic person that Sirri is growing into. She is very observant of noticing when others do things that are kind. She is also filled with much empathy. I hope these are characteristics that will continue to develop in her.

This reminds me of the time when Meg was a baby and getting her first round of vaccinations. At 3 1/2 years old Sirri was a real veteran to shots. She new they hurt and was quite worried about Baby Meg. The nurse came in and Sirri saw the needles. She immediately got right up underneath that nurse, she was probably standing on her toes. Little, tiny Sirri clenched her fists into tight balls, looked straight up at that nurse and with determination and gusto in her voice exclaimed, "don't you hurt my little sister!" I was so proud of her that day!!!!

11 comments:

Christie said...

Will you send her over here to give nice lessons to my kids?

andrea said...

these are the moments that compensate for the bad bedtime ones.

♥Shally said...

What a sweetheart! I love it when my kids stand up for each other.

Kim said...

sirri marie, i HEART YOU!!!! XOXOX

Phillip and Kirsten said...

so sweet! i hope my kids stand up for each other, especially later in life.

Phillip and Kirsten said...

and you got to go to the rexburg temple!!!!!! yea!!!!!

Lauren said...

That is so wonderful! Both stories were so great...and that is a great picture, too :)

Grandma W. said...

Hope you had a nice visit to the temple! And, don't worry - Sirri will remain just as she is because her Momma is just that way too!!
We love you!

Colleen said...

sirri is just the cutiest girl. don't you just wish that you could just bottle up those things they say and do that are just so precious?

Pam said...

Oh my sweet little Sirri! You are my love bug aren't you? Give Connor and Meg big hugs and kisses for Grandma! I love you all so much!

Kimberly said...

So sweet! I wish I knew how to teach my kids (ok, one kid) to be more empathetic and protective.
Now fix the spelling error in the last paragraph before printing your blog to blurb, and delete my comment so no one will know ;)