There was an amazing outpouring of the Spirit when we started singing our first song, I Love to See the Temple. Sitting in the front row only a couple feet from me was a darling little girl with Down Syndrome. When I started to sing I Love to See the Temple, I also did some basic American Sign Language signs to accompany the words (see our Music Videos page to learn these signs). I looked down at this little girl and she was right there with me, eyes glued on me, doing every sign right along with me. When I looked into her eyes I felt a special connection to her as if our spirits were communicating. When I looked around, almost all of the children were singing and signing as well. It was beautiful! I was amazed at how engaged they were and how adept they were with the signs they had never seen before. I could barely sing the end of the song as tears rolled down my cheeks. When the song ended I took a moment to testify of the Spirit in that room (and to explain my happy tears). Primary songs teach beautiful, simple truths.
I will always remember that moment. The beautiful song. The smiling children. And the Spirit’s presence there with us uniting us as children of God.