Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Do they remember?

I don't know if any of you have ever experienced this or not but I think it's crazy! Everyone always wonders what babies remember after they come to this earth and I really think that they do! Ever since Cayden has been able to open his eyes he has always seemed so fasinated by pictures of the Savior..in Idaho we had one on our wall and he would always just stare at it. We thought it was kind of fun but didn't think too much about it. Now that he is getting older it is becoming more obvious. The other day my visiting teachers were over and Cayden was sitting on my lap..as they were giving the lesson Cayden was looking next to me and just laughing and smiling..I looked over and realized he was staring at a picture we have of Jesus above the piano. I thought maybe it could have been something else getting him all excited but then Mike and I tried something that night...we showed him a family picture and he would just stare at it and then we would show him this one and he would smile, laugh, and flap his arms around and always reach for the picture... there is even one in our bedroom and it is right above his crib and when I pick him up from a nap or in the morning he will always find it and smile..I just find it amazing...I just keep telling him thats Jesus! For some reason this experience just amazed me and made me believe how close he really is to our savior =)

6 comments:

kristina and ryan said...

I think they remember. kaitlyn had a similar experience when she was little and i got really teary eyed during that moment when she was looking at a picture at jesus. it was such a sweet moment.

Jason and Tammy said...

I totally think they remember, and I was talking to a co-worker about this and they said something that I thought was really interesting, it was that we don't need to teach children we need to help them remember.

*Lauren* said...

Our kiddies have the same reaction. My vote goes to 'they remember'. It'll melt your heart when he starts talking and is able to say 'Jesus' in the most sweet and innocent way. Keep reminding him :)

Ashley K said...

Thanks for sharing this. That is so sweet and tender. This just confirms how close to the Savior they really are.

daphnesim said...

amen for god is with us all the time. your post moved me! reminds me to be like a child when in relationship with god - and not an adult (too conscious). god bless u and family always. btw - cayden is gorgeous! :)

Andy and Melissa said...

So those 7 month pics are adorable!!! And Stella always looked and smiled at this picture of jesus we had, and then Sterling did the same thing to the same one... so I have decided that that must be the picture that resembles Jesus the most. Not that they wouldn't look at others we had, but this one was both of their favorites. So sweet!