Tuesday, May 22, 2012

For the sake of remembering

We've been reading from The Book of Mormon with Kendra (nearly) every night for almost six months now.  Lately she's been opting for one of us to do the marking, but she still sits with us while Daddy reads.  Saturday evening, Grant was busy with something when she was ready to go down, so I opted to take over the reading duties rather than wait--family time is important but this girl really, really needs her sleep (she only has potty accidents on days when she's clearly sleep-deprived).

After I finished reading, Kendra took the book from me and said very plainly, "And it came to pass..."  I couldn't believe my ears, so I asked her to repeat it and she very clearly articulated, "And it came to pass..." and continued with an ad-lib of her own creation.

For those of you who haven't read The Book of Mormon, this phrase shows up a lot.  As in, a very large percentage of the verses in the book begin with it.  Just glancing at the first chapter, five of the first ten verses have "it came to pass" in them.

We have felt like this was a good decision for our family and we've appreciated the added closeness just having the short ritual brings.  But seeing that she's picked up something that she would have only been exposed to in this context was just awesome.

Then again, she's a pretty awesome person.

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