Friday, December 19, 2008

A birthday cake for President Monson

In December's Friend (an LDS children's magazine) there is a little place where you can give President Monson ( the prophet of the LDS church) a birthday present. In his conference talk, Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said: "When our beloved prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, was asked on his birthday this past August what would bee the ideal gift that members world wide could give him, he said without a moment's hesitation, 'Find someone who is having a hard time,..... and do something for them.'" So the Friend has a place where you can fill out your information and a little story of what you did to serve or help someone and then the Friend will send them to the prophet in August 09 for his birthday. I thought it would be fun and a good experience for Henry (they ask children to be at least three). I told him this morning that soon it would be President Monson's birthday and that all he wanted for his birthday was for us to help someone. I asked him to think of someone he could help. Henry thought for a while and then said, "You Mommy." Of course tears welled up in my eyes and then I asked him what he would like to help me with and Henry said, "I want to help you make a birthday cake for President Monson." "Oh really," I replied, laughing a little. Then Henry said with a light in his eyes, "And I will blow out his candles!" I hope President Monson would be okay with that. :-)

8 comments:

JNH said...

so cute!

Guzman Family said...

I volunteer to help you eat this cake. :)

rebekah said...

ok... the evil mom in me loves that you thought that your little boy was being all sensitive and caring towards *you*.... and then it turns out to just be an excuse to eat cake! i love it...... lol..... i want a piece of the cake too.....

maxfamclan said...

That is really an adorable little conversation! Good for you for thinking of the idea!

DA pages said...

I just love childrens innocence(sp?). It sounds like you are raising your children well (not like I didn't think you ever would! You are a great mother!)

Emily ~ Little Window Shoppe said...

So thoughtful! What a great idea. You are such a good mom. :)

Katie said...

Simply beautiful!!

Nikki said...

He's in our ward and I he's there from time to time. If I ever get a chance I'll tell him for you! So cute!!!!