Saturday, August 16, 2008

*Scriptorian Spence

~Last Sunday Spencer comes home from Church, picks up Tim's Quad of scriptures and tells me "Mom I want to start at the beginning of the Bible since I have never read it all the way through."

~Uhhhhh....this is where I had to decide hmmm...do I tell him I have never read it all either or do I say ok honey that's a good idea, or do I tell him that's a hard goal for an 8 year old. So within seconds he was on my bed reading page 1 of the Old Testament. It was so adorable as he sincerely read each verse wanting to really know everything he could. 
~Thinking it would only last a few minutes before his boredom set in, I quickly grabbed my camera and took a few pictures of this precious site. If you look at the picture you will see by the crinkle in his forehead & the look in his eyes just how serious he was really wanting to do this.

~The great thing is that this goal hasn't worn off. He is currently on Genesis Chapter 45 and has motivated little Kaylea into the challenge. She grabs her scriptures whenever he does and tries to read all the words she knows. I think they are even retaining some of the stories they're reading! Kaylea was excited when she read the words "iron rod" & "tree of life" as she recognized they were from the dream of Lehi. Spencer explained to me in detail the story of Joseph being sold into Egypt and said he discovered details he didn't know from the movie.

~Moments like these make 
the harder times worth it~

11 comments:

sarajane said...

That's so precious! oh spence you're such a good little boy:).. and kay kay too!(girl that is)haha

Jeni Everett said...

What a guy! I love Spencer!! Really, I know I have said it before but he and Katie really need to get married. I really think the he is so curious and interested in the scriptures because he watches his faithful parents and is inspired!

Tiffany said...

ok... can I just say how very blessed you are to have a child like that? He is so amazing, I am sure he will go far! I am sure he could teach me a thing or two!!

phyl said...

how funny..what a perfect scene for a seminary video..great job kiddos!

Tracey said...

Oh man... I would call that a great "PAY DAY!"

Shawna said...

What a smartie! That's so sweet!

alison said...

That is awesome. I hope Skyler will get anxious to read and learn in the scriptures more. He knows all about the B.O.M., but he hasn't ever wanted to read teh bible on his own, that is really awesome, I am curious to see what he will grow up to become, faith like that will take him very far in life. Way to go Spence and way to go Audy for teaching your children the gospel.

Lundell Family said...

that is so amazing... those moments are truly the best

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he is precious seriously, i hope my kids are exactly like that, a dream come true!

Becky said...

Wow! What an amazing little boy you have. I hope someday my kids get that kind of motivation. Right now I'm lucky if I can get them to sit through one verse!

A day in the life of the Campbell's said...

WOW!! I am so impressed..he is one awesome boy !