A conversation at home after Fast Meeting.

Susan M - December 2, 2007

My 13 year old son: “Mom, you gave the best testimony today. The best testimony…ever!”

Me: “Is that because I said you were awesome?”

Son: “No! You just made me feel…I don’t know.”

Me: “What? I made you guys cry?”

My oldest son: “I wasn’t crying!”

Me: “You weren’t?”

Oldest son: “I was crying on the inside.”

Youngest son: “I’m serious. You made me feel…all empty inside.”

Me: “Empty?” He said it like it was a good thing.

Son: “You know. That feeling. Where you’re all…hard…inside.”

Like all good parents everywhere, I pretended I knew what he was talking about.

5 Comments »

  1. Susan – having raised four sons who are now respectfully 32, 30, 28 and 23, I came to the conclusion, while they were in their youth, that it be a few more years before they really learned to express themselves with any kind of coherant dialogue. I waited and it worked. They’re all doing fine at it now.

    I’m sure you’re doing fine too and believe me, they will come out of it.

    Comment by lamonte — December 2, 2007 @ 8:46 pm

  2. They felt the Spirit… I hope you pointed it out to them.

    Comment by Silus Grok — December 3, 2007 @ 1:32 pm

  3. Wow. That sounded more snarky than I intended.

    Sorry, Susan.

    Comment by Silus Grok — December 4, 2007 @ 10:33 pm

  4. Sorry, forgot to reply! I didn’t take it snarky at all. It was a good teaching moment that I missed, but I’m not too worried about it. This kid gets it.

    Reminds me of when I saw a young man outside after church crying one day. I asked my oldest son what was up, and he just said, “The Spirit.” Turns out they’d watched a rather moving video in PH that day.

    Comment by Susan M — December 5, 2007 @ 7:54 am

  5. :)

    Comment by Silus Grok — December 9, 2007 @ 10:08 pm

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