Monday, May 5, 2008

Anticipation (is keeping me way-ay-ay-y-ting)

I think I may have mentioned that my little girl LOVES food. When she sees food that she likes (and she likes MOST food) she gets pretty excited. So, here is the scene yesterday...

Location: LDS Chapel with about 75 members in attendance
Setting: Sacrament Meeting

Eden and I are sitting on the third or fourth row and to the left side. Phil is on the stand directly in front of us. We've had the announcements, opening hymn and prayer, branch business, Sacrament hymn and prayer, and things are going pretty well. Then the young men begin to walk toward us with the sacramental bread. Eden begins to quiver with excitement. But wait! What is this? The young men have stopped at the end of the pews to wait for President Thornton to receive the bread. This is more than a one-year old can take! The quivering body cannot contain the anticipation any longer. THIS must be vocalized. And so, she begins to grunt-pant-gasp in loud pulsating moans. All eyes (and smiles) are now directed toward us. My face turns red. Her hands are outstretched and (still trembling) grasping for the bread as it is finally brought to our pew. At last that longed-for moment has arrived. Having received her one piece of bread, she is quite content. She doesn't complain that she only gets one. Her world is now at peace once again.

That is, until the sacramental water begins to make its way toward us...

5 response(s):

Porters said...

Cute, cute, cute.

Alisha said...

Love the hair...and yes Eden is a girl who knows how to enthusiastically show what she wants!

Claire said...

Hmmm... that scene sounds quite familiar... Cecelia is the same way! She loves Sacrament time!

Jill Bearden said...

Heidi...I think you are reading Eden all wrong.. I don't think it's the food that gets her anxious. I believe that she wants her sins to be forgiven her and to feel closer to the Spirit...hee hee(should I get a lightning rod out?) Actually, it looks like Eden needed the lightnight rod! lol
Her hair is growing so fast! I will perm it next time we get together.

Claire said...

I thought of your post this past Sunday as Cecelia just about had a heart attack waiting for the bread and water to reach her! I imagined that somewhere in 'bama, Eden was probably doing the same thing!