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Sunday, December 9, 2007

How did they do?

What a stressful day at the Smith household. Too much anxiety=untold hours of torture for the rest of the family, countless hours of being guinea pigs for their "practice", and many sincere words of encouragement including but not limited to the following from Alexis who was also the "reverent child" today...




This was shared in Rob's talk and brought great laughter from the audience.

Jordan was first and took only 3 of her 5 minutes. She was so worried that if this happened, the bishop would be upset with her. What a relief for her to find out that the bishop still loved her talk and would remember her in the future when he needed a short talk.

I was so pleased with her confidence. I was so worried that she would get up there and look down the whole time and mumble through her whole talk because she is so self conscious, but she didn't. She had a smile on her face the whole time, talked clear and looked up occasionally. She did a GREAT job.

The bishop's wife was next and Rob was last. So yes, he was able to pull from his memory more of his phone call from Brother Smith.

He did WONDERFUL! He was left with extra time and he was able to fill that time. I was so proud of him and could not have done a better job if I had been asked! Just email me if you want a copy of his talk.

If any of you have ever given a talk in sacrament meeting, you can probably recall the euphoria that comes from the spiritual high that you get from giving a talk. It is great to see these two who are not used to getting up and doing this, on fire! I think they could do it again!!!

7 comments:

Pineapple Princess said...

great job on your talks today!! I usually lose all sense of time when I give talk. I am not very dependable though, sometimes I am long, sometimes very short. I would hate to dissapoint my Bishop if he thinks he is getting "Short talk Shauna" and I turn into "Shhhh, times up 10 minutes ago Shauna." Don't let them label you yet Jordan. Be unpredictable!

Great job. And kudos to your Mom for actually WANTING to give a talk.

Kudo to your Dad too, for doing the talk he agreed to while asleep!

JerBear & Co. said...

Great job on giving talks, Rob and Jordan! I wish we could have been there. I'd love a copy. Thanks, BonBon! :-) Tami

mamabearharder said...

I remember the fear that I always had whenever I had to give a talk in church! You truly do lose the sense of time while you are up there. You can prepare a talk that seems so long and it all comes out in one breath....LOL! Ahh the memories :) Tell Jordan I am proud of her!

Glen said...

Great job, Rob and Jordan We are proud of you. Bonnie, I can no longer your ungly face that Paul gave his expert opinion on. Dr Paul's response was so professional, but I honestly thought that you made that up with your new knowledge of medical terms. Love ya Mom

BonBon said...

Nope! That was the one and only Dr. Paul! It was great to have his advise. I hear you are all relieved to have the picture gone.

BonBon said...

P.S. If you get to missing it, just find the post titled "believe it or not" on the side bar.

BonBon said...

Oh and mom I know you didn't really mean MY ugly face...