Sunday, February 22, 2009

Special Fireside

A couple of weeks ago, my Stake had a very special fireside. It all started with the Young Women in my ward and their love for David Archuleta! I am the 2nd counselor in the YW Presidency in my ward and the YW LOVE David. Paula Rivoli is the YW Pres in out ward, and she was able to pull off some amazing night for the girls and the rest of our Stake! She saw a picture of David with a a friend of hers', and was able to get a phone number to his pianist Richard. They were able to discuss throwing together a last minute youth fireside, since David was set to be in FL that next week. She then spoke with David's father/manager, and after making a million other phone calls, the fireside came was came together on Saturday night! They announced the fireside that morning throughout our Stake, and I thought the girls would die of excitement. Paula introduced me to Richard, David's pianist, and then invited me to the fireside, since I serve in YW. They left right after sacrament to go and meet David and his father at her house!

That night I drove one of our yw, who had been investigating our church, to the stake center. David put on a wonderful fireside. He started out singing my favorite hymn, "Be Still My Soul". It was so incredibly beautiful! He had only ever done one other fireside, so he was very nervous and he rambled a little, but he was so
cute, and it was so great for the youth to hear his testimony! He closed his remarks with singing "I Know That My Redeemer Lives". After the fireside there was a meet and greet in the cultural hall. Our girls waited in line for quite sometime to meet David, but when it was finally their turn, they were so overjoyed! We were able to get a picture of all of us with David. Paula introduced me to David, and I decided to get my picture with him. I thanked him for taking time to talk to the youth and for being such a great example. And then I just couldn't help myself, I had to hug him and tell him that I thought he was "such a cutie patootie"!  I told him that I could say that because I'm so much older than him and married with kids! It was a fun and spiritual night. (Sorry Christina, if I had known you were such a big fan I would have gotten his autograph for you!)


shayla said...

You'll have to quickly add a 'sorry Brayden, McKenzie, and Monson" on there too....McKenzie is in love with David Archuletta and the boys love his music too---you'll be paying for this one when my kids read your post! What fun!

Marsh Family said...

He is soo cute. And he is is areal boy, just like all those girls you teach. That is what makes him great! Paula's the bomb, I already told her.

MotherBeck said...

Ok, that is probably the coolest thing ever. When is he going to be in Oregon? Ha ha. Seriously though that is so awesome that he did that. I can just imagine hearing him sing hymns. Awesome!

Janet said...

I totally regret not going, I am glad that everyone had such a great time!