Saturday, May 31, 2008

Choices, by Kyra

Kyra attended a Achievement Day activity a few weeks ago in which they discussed making choices. This occurred to me a few days ago after watching her make a series of good and bad choices. I tried to focus on the good ones as I helped her prepare for her final Achievement Day activity for this school year. We drove to her end of the year school party and discussed what she could write about and then she wrote the following essay the next day. The last paragraph was added after I encouraged her to write a conclusion about what she thought Heavenly Father would think of her choices. From Kyra:

May 22, 2008

Since the talk about choices I have had some. A week ago my mom had me decide to go to ta family reunion, or go to the Kids Kamp performance at my old school. I chose to go to the family reunion. It was a little hard to make that choice. Last weekend I went to a Girl Scout trip with my troop, and I went climbing on a rock wall. When I was near the top it was hard. I was going to go down but I kept going. I got a reward for getting to the top which was I got to go on the 40 foot tall zipline. There was no seat only the harness. It was so much fun!!!

I know that Heavenly Father wants us to try new things, and do things that are hard for us. Even when things are hard, with a little hlep we can do it. :) :)


Monique said...

She made a good choice deciding to share. I know it wasn't easy for any of the girls to get up in front of all of us (even if it wasn't a lot of people). I enjoyed her talk and hearing about what she has learned and accomplished. I can't wait to get to know her better and work with her this year.

April said...

I can't wait to be her YW leader someday.

H said...

Mo, we're excited for you to keep her going in Achievement days.
April, aaaawww. You made me cry! Between you and the Lee's today I'm a wreck. Back off!