A couple of weeks ago at church was our fast and testimony meeting. I'm not always the best example of bearing my testimony anymore to the congregation ( I used to do it more), but that day, the older kids and I actually did. Well, of course, then Livvy, then Chase really wanted to go up. Chase asked what he was supposed to say up there. I told him that we just say what we feel in our hearts, and what we are thankful for.
So... Proudly he went.
I must admit I am wondering at this point how this was going to go down. Something interesting always comes out of Chase's mouth.
When he stood up to the pulpit, he looked so cute...and brave.
Very confidently he said,
"I'm thankful for my family.
And the gospel.
I'm thankful to come to church."
Then Chase looked out at the congregation, straight at me, and said,
"Mommy? Now What?"
Wade and I started chuckling under our breath. Of course I couldn't answer him. I was 15 feet away. Then Chase, bursts into tears and very loudly, into the microphone, yells,
"I CAN'T DO IT! IT'S TOO HARD!"
Yup, in front of the whole church...
runs bolts down to us. He was mortified. We were stifling our laughs, and our embarrassment a little too. So many people were laughing as well.
You can expect nothing less of Chase than to put on a good show.
However, so many people came up to Chase and told him how brave he was and that he had done a good job. And our bishop's wife called and said that Chase was the topic of their Sunday dinner conversation--that they all thought he was so cute.
Chase is definitely a very funny boy.
Even when he's not trying to be.
Man, I love him!
Here is Chase putting on a show at the Salt Lake Temple (October/Christina's wedding). He gathered a crowd, literally-- cameras and all.
If someone ever sees him on youtube, will you please let me know? I'm sure it'll happen sooner or later.
Just by Chase being Chase.
That's my boy!