Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Mattie Mo Sings a Solo

As promised here is the post with the solo Mattie sang at Wyatt Jarvis' baptism the day before Easter...

About a month before Wyatt's baptism, his mother Rebekah called me up and asked if Mattie would be able to sing a solo at his baptism. Wyatt wanted Mattie to sing "I am a Child of God". This of course was Mattie's favorite song, and she likes to sing it all of the time. The only problem was that she skipped some of the words here and there. I asked Mattie if it was something that she wanted to do and she said that it was! I told Rebekah that I would work on it with her, and that maybe she would be ready in time to sing it. We started singing it all of the time, at home, in the car and just about everywhere else!

Finally the day arrived, and Mattie was very excited. I wondered if she really understood what she needed to do. I got her ready for the baptism. I
let her pick out whatever dress it was that she wanted to wear, and she picked the pillow-case dress Ama made for her. When we were all done getting ready we headed to the church. The baptism started and she was set to sing after Wyatt was baptized and before the talk on the Holy Ghost. When it came time for Momo's solo, I wondered if she was going to chicken out when she got up in front of everybody. (There were probably about 40+ people at the baptism!) I walked up to the front with her, and I told her whenever she was ready to go ahead and start. She looked at me and asked, "Now?" I nodded my head and she looked out at everyone and... started SINGING! She did great and brought tears to eyes, including mine. I was so proud of my little 3 and a half year old! I was only sad that Matthew had to miss it. We recorded it for Daddy, so here it is:

video

The rest of the baptism was so great and so special! Thanks to Wyatt for asking Mattie to share her budding talent with others.

11 comments:

rebecca said...

SOOOO cute! I'm so glad you recorded this! MoMo sang beautifully.

H.Cook said...

almost brought tears to MY eyes! thanks for sharing, she is talented!

Emily said...

She did so well! Great job Mattie!

Shelly J. said...

That was adorable! I didn't know Mattie was so talented. Heather we need to do something. I get back from Utah the 6th of July, maybe after that you guys could come swim or something. Take care.

Krissy said...

Way to go, Mattie! That was really, really, cute. :) Tell her we think she did a GREAT job!

Teresa Beth Brower Timms said...

So precious - I'm glad you taped it!

Stephanie said...

Too cute!

Jill and Kevin said...

So sweet. I'm sorry I missed it. I just spaced the whole thing.

Brent/Jan said...

May we have an autograph? Very, Very sweet! a. jan

shay said...

So sweet & SOOO brave! I bet people really wanted to applaud and cheer after that! Lex and Iz wanted to watch it again and again. I couldn't help but noticing that she looks just like Matt did at that age from that profile view!

Jones said...

hey Heather, I just saw your comment on my blog. About Bart and Rebecca: Rebecca and Rocky grew up together in California. I got to know her real well while I was out in Provo. AND her family is and has been like a second home to Rocky(me) and his siblings. Sometimes we stay with them when we go visit in Cali.

anyway, that's just a synopsis of how I know them, they are AWESOME people! which sister in law know her? small world eh?!