For FHE(Family Home Evening) on Monday we went to the Owen's house. We read and acted out the story of David and Goliath. We were explaining to the girls that David, even though he was so small, had great faith and had Heavenly Father with him. David was not scared of the giant Goliath because he knew Heavenly Father would be with him. Since he had Heavenly Father with him, he was kept safe. You could see Elle trying to process and understand the story. Then Elle asked, "Does Daddy have Heavenly Father with him?" Her question of course melted our hearts and we told her "Yes, absolutely, Daddy has Heavenly Father with him just like David". I'm so grateful for the insight that my girls give me and the strength that they are to me as we try to get through Abe's deployment. Elle's question helped me to remember that Heavenly Father is with Abe and he is with our family as well. As long as we have faith in him, then he will protect us and keep us safe, just like he did with David.
We had so much fun acting out the story. Sweet Uncle Ez put a kitchen bowl on his head, used a cookie sheet for his shield, and had a wooden spoon for his sword. He was a scary looking Goliath! The girls screamed and laughed so hard as the scary Goliath came towards them. Since they were "David" they got to throw Papa Tom's rolled up socks at Goliath. After a few rounds of stinky socks, Goliath finally died.