Thursday, January 24, 2008

Dreamed a Dream

Brayden had decided that he wants to read the Book of Mormon before he is baptized. This week we started reading some every day. He is such a good reader but this is going to take a long time and alot of dedication for Brayden, LeGrand and I to get it accomplished. Last night Brayden was reading 1 Nephi 3:2 which says "...Behold I have dreamed a dream, in the which the Lord hath commanded me that thou and thy brethren shall return to Jerusalem." After the verse Brayden looked up at me and said, "Mom, is this Martin Luther King Jr. talking?" I thought it was soooo cute. I'm glad that he pay attention in school, but I was also grateful for the learning oppertunity that I had as a mother to sit and talk to him about the gospel and the Book of Mormon and about Prophets. I'm grateful for the spirit that comes into our home when we read the scriptures. As we were reading one day this week, he also said, "Hey, Mom. Did you realize that the Book of Mormon is a CHAPTER Book?" I guess the cool thing in 1st grade is to be able to read Chapter books. Brayden is quite excited about it. I love to see him excited about reading the Scriptures!!!

3 comments:

Ohio Rasmussens said...

Becca- This is so sweet. It is a great goal. I remember seeing the picture of Ammon with his Book of Mormon at that young age and I too think this is a good goal to have before they are baptized. It sets a good precedent for the rest of their lives. Good job Brayden!! And way to start with plenty of time to get it done. I can't believe my little nephew is getting baptized in a year and a half!!! I plan to be there as much as I can right now! Good luck guys!
By the way, we got the Book of Mormon for LDS Families from the people that stayed at our house that one Christmas we were away, and it is the Book of Mormon but with illustrations and word explanations in it. It is word for word and not a simplified version but the pictures are kind of fun to look at too. Just FYI for interesting reading. ;)

Ohio Rasmussens said...

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Emily Ramussen said...

Way to go Brayden! That is such a good goal to have. We are sure Heaven;y Father is really proud of you too! And We think you are pretty smart to be reading a very big chapter book! What a stud!
We sure love you,
Aunt Emily, Uncle Stewart, and Bridger and Angi