30 Days of Thanks #14

By Molly Bice-Jackson - 9:30 PM

I'm thankful that I get to teach music to children at church.

I never thought I would work with kids, but it is actually all I have done since graduating from college, and I am learning to really, really love it. Being with the kids is my favorite place to be at church. They are so honest.

This last Sunday the kids presented all the songs they have been learning throughout the year to the entire congregation. They were incredible.

It was useless to try and hold back the tears, especially during the final song "I Know my Savior Loves me", during which all the kids did sign language. It pains me deeply to not see Lucy up on the stand with her "Sunbeam" class.

But it is still the purest truth I hear at church when those children open their mouths. I'm thankful to be a part of it.

I think they're starting to get used to my crying.

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  1. There's nothing like children singing to bring on the tears. The last time I saw my niece alive was at her first primary program. She was a sunbeam. I cried that day to see how much the primary kids loved her and flocked towards her in order to help....even though she was different than they were. She couldn't sing but as she sat up there in her wheelchair with her primary friends, she was able to wave her hands around when they sang her favorite song, "I Love To See The Temple." I had the strangest feeling as I was watching her up there that her time with us was coming to an end. My aunt sang it at her funeral the following week. To this day-8years later-No one in the family can get thru a primary program without shedding tears.

    P.S. It took everything in me not to grab you and hug you when I saw you at the zoo last month...I didn't want to freak you out. It was bad enough that I was like, "Hey Molly-I know you don't know me, but I know you. I read your blog."

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  2. I'm in the primary too.... and bawled through the program too. Nothing is sweeter than the combination of music and children. I bet you are the best music leader!

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  3. Teaching young children is so rewarding... I love it! I teach a music in motion class to 3, 4 and 5 year olds and taught preschool for 17 years before that! Your students probably want to cry right along with you over you missing your Lucy!

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