Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A gift of a Ghost?

I have to record this so I don't forget. I so wish I would have had a blog when Tyson was younger. So many neat things are forgotten.
Jordan had a little Baptism Program last Sunday because this year he will turn 8 and be baptized. It was really nice. Jordan didn't say much about the program on our way home. He said he liked the cake, but who doesn't like cake? So, last night, he asked Shane about the 'gift of the Holy Ghost'. I wasn't there for the whole conversation so I am not exactly sure how it went but basically he wanted to know what kind of 'Ghost' he would be getting when he was 8. I never thought of how a 7yr old would view the 'Holy Ghost'. He wanted to know if it was a scary ghost or what exactly did they mean by 'Ghost'. We talked about how the 'Holy Ghost' wasn't really a 'ghost' as he views ghosts but he would be his invisible friend. And he couldn't understand how it would be a gift if you couldn't see him. We had a great talk with him and hopefully we put the answers in words that his little mind could understand. I am so glad he asked us about it. Really, why have a big day when you were going to receive a ghost?

13 comments:

Jamie said...

That's so cute. Glad you got that cleared up. I wouldn't want a gift of a ghost either.

Cameron and Amy said...

I remember thinking it would be a ghost too. I also remember thinking when they said 'receive the holy ghost' he would just slam into you really fast.

Olivia said...

Just before I turned eight everyone was talking about this special gift I was going to get. I remember very specifically imagining the day I would receive a present wrapped in blue paper with a neatly tied bow at the top. And inside, of all things for an eight year old to imagine, was a string of pearls. I was stoked.

Shawn said...

Too cute! So innocent. I love it!

Nik said...

What a sweet, innocent little man! Amazing how those little brains think!

Paul and Megan Hawkes said...

So sweet. I love how innocent they are. It was a nice program the other night. It is nice to get some one on one time with each child.

Tys said...
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Tys said...

We need to tell him that the Holy ghost is his friend. when he reserves ablite to repent for his mistakes. We also need to tell him that when he is 12years old he will by given the gift of the prestude, and that he can help his family,when they are sick or in need of a blessing. and those two thing will come in handy when he goes on a Mission.

Just me! said...

You are wise boy Tys! Love you!

Tys said...

I cant ask for a better family and friends....

Tys said...

I think Jordan should go on a LDS MISSION!!!!!

Tys said...

Jordan should go on a LDS MISSION...

Tys said...

ITS NOT JAN ANY MORE