Carson is in the primary class in church, which is for kids 3 to about 12 years old. Every Sunday, a few children are assigned to give a speech, or 'talk' in front of all the primary classes. Carson was assigned to give a talk on Easter Sunday, and his topic was John 14:6.
"I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me."
I knew this day would come, and to be honest, I was nervous! But other moms and the primary leaders reassured me that the talk would only have to be a few minutes and no one was expecting the gettysburg address or anything. And the worst thing that could happen would be that Carson would refuse to say anything in front of the class and I would just end up reading it myself!
So I looked up the scripture and some other information so that he would have something to say. For a couple of weeks before the big day, we would practice. I would whisper into Carson's ear the words he needed to say and he would repeat them, out loud. At first, he couldn't really say 'resurrected', but after a few practices, he repeated every word no problem. So yesterday, in church, we didn't know if he would freeze up or be super shy, but he did just as he had at home and repeated every word, no problem. We're so proud of him and happy that he isn't scared to speak in front of others, especially at his age!