Our Creative Friends

    “Our Creative Friends,” Friend, Feb. 2012, 38–39

    Our Creative Friends

    I Didn’t Know

    I didn’t know I loved the feeling of the ice-cold breeze

    blowing in my face.

    I didn’t know I loved the smell of the crisp,

    clean air after a snowstorm.

    I didn’t know I loved the feeling of the cold snow melting

    from the warmth of my hands.

    I didn’t know I loved seeing the white, powdery snow

    being shuffled by the people who walk in it.

    I didn’t know I loved feeling calm, but freezing,

    as I walk through powdery snow.

    I didn’t know I had so much love

    for the amazing world God gave us.

    Jacob R., age 11, Utah

    Sacrament Thoughts

    I fold my arms

    And bow my head;

    Then the sacrament prayer is said.

    I open my eyes

    And then look up,

    And after the bread I drink water

    From a little plastic cup.

    I try to think

    Of how Jesus died,

    Sacrificed His life

    For all mankind.

    I picture His hands

    Pierced, bleeding, and sore.

    A crown of thorns

    On His head He wore.

    And now I think

    As I take the sacrament’s drink

    How Jesus, our Savior,

    Died for us,

    That we might live again.

    Sariah J., age 11, Utah

    Animal Haiku

    Animals God made

    A bird, a deer, and a dog

    I love animals

    Peter B., age 8, North Carolina

    To Be a Missionary

    I go out,

    telling all what I believe in.

    I go out,

    telling all to go away from sin.

    I go out,

    telling of baby Jesus and Mary.

    I go out,

    to be a missionary.

    Grace S., age 9, Ontario, Canada

    Darius T., age 10, West Virginia

    Joshua L., age 6, Utah

    Owen L., age 11, British Columbia, Canada

    Noah S., age 6, Pennsylvania

    Dalton H., age 10, California

    Olivia R., age 10, Colorado

    Thomas M., age 11, Massachusetts

    Alyssa S., age 12, Texas

    Claire H., age 11, Utah

    Hailey L., age 9, Oregon

    Anne Michelle R., age 9, Malaysia

    Nadejda L., age 6, Idaho

    Hannah S., age 7, North Carolina

    Sarah S., age 9, Alaska