Just in case you think they are so busy that they are not looking!
They manage to see everything you do. She watched Grandpa feed the chickens, so she had to go outside after he was done and feed the chickens too. She stuffed grass through the chicken wire. The chickens love Nora!
And Nora loves the chickens!
She watched Grandpa relax for his birthday.
She had to relax a little too!
And then, she had to walk a little bit in his shoes, just to make sure that they almost fit!
Seems to me like these sweet little ones are always watching and copying what we do. Not what we say; not what we mean; but what we really do. Perhaps we need to remember that they want to be just like the people they love the most. Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, we all have an influence. The question we need to be most concerned with is simply this; What type of influence do I want to have?
Our beloved prophet, President Monson, has said: "Perhaps your battle cry might well be the charge given by the Apostle Paul to his beloved Timothy: 'Be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.'" 1Tim. 4:12
Then he went on to leave us with a code of conduct to help us in our journey today. This code is given to guide our footsteps safely through mortality and to the celestial kingdom of our Heavenly Father. The code conduct consists of four parts:
• You have a heritage; honor it.
• You will meet temptation; withstand it.
• You know the truth; live it.
• You possess a testimony; share it."
And above all, remember that you are an example. You are appreciated, needed, and loved. Just as our sweet Nora watches all that we do, so do other children watch you. May your choices lead them to the Savior and His love.
The Little Chap Who Follows Me
A careful man I ought to be; A little fellow follows me;
I do not dare to go astray For fear he'll go the selfsame way.
I must not madly step aside, Where pleasure's paths are smooth and wide,
And join in wine's red revelry~ A little fellow follows me.
I cannot once escape his eyes; Whatever he sees me do he tries~
Like me, he says, he's going to be; The little chap who follows me.
He thinks that I am good and fine, Believes in every word of mine;
The base in me he must not see, The little chap who follows me.
I must remember as I go, through summer's sun and winter's snow,
I'm building for the years to be, A little fellow follows me.