“Our Family on Film,” Ensign, July 2004, 67
While my husband attended meetings before church, I needed to keep our five young children content until it was time for us to go. Amusing them with books, puzzles, and games offered limited success. Finally, one Sunday I stumbled across an effective activity—showing a home video. To my delight, the children were so excited to see themselves and other family members on television that they actually sat still for an entire hour! I continued the activity the following Sunday and soon realized that more than watching themselves they loved seeing relatives who live far away. Through this simple Sunday activity my children can feel close to family members they don’t often see in person. And I enjoy having a peaceful hour to get everyone ready for church.
Melissa Wall, Midland First Ward, Midland Michigan Stake