Only a couple fireflies
In the trees,
Like a lightbulb
Left to burn out.
A sign that summer,
Was starting to fade.
Claire N., age 12, South Carolina, USA
Afton D., age 12, Hawaii, USA
Roman L., age 7, New South Wales, Australia
Laura K., age 9, Switzerland
Dallas E., age 9, Utah, USA
Elizabeth C., age 8, Washington, USA
Emil N., age 4, Colorado, USA, has memorized four articles of faith. He enjoys playing with friends, playing in the backyard, taking care of his garden, and helping Dad make pancakes. His favorite color is orange. He loves his Primary class. Grace T., age 9, Virginia, USA, is the fourth of six children. She enjoys ballet and tennis and also plays the harp. Recently Grace showed courage by learning to ride a horse, even though she was scared. She tries hard to be a kind and loving sister to her two younger brothers. Ethan R., age 5, Washington, USA, has recently learned to ride his bike without training wheels. He enjoys playing outside, learning to read, playing with his younger brother, and having family home evening. Jayne O., age 6, Utah, USA, likes to learn about her family history, especially stories from Ireland and pioneer times. She likes to draw, create stories, read, and dance. She also likes giving her little brother, Connor, hugs and helping him say his prayers.
I love to ice skate. About a year and a half ago, there was a competition coming up. I got so excited to enter. Then I found out that the tryouts and the meets were on Sunday. I was so disappointed. I already knew what to do. I would miss out on the competition, but I could feel good that I was making Heavenly Father and Jesus happy.
Leah L., age 11, Minnesota, USA
When I was in kindergarten, there was a boy named Kevin who got a brain tumor. It made him so he could not walk. Some kids were mean to him. I liked him. We were both friends.
Nicholas M., age 7, Maryland, USA
Lodi 2nd Ward Primary, Lodi California Stake, celebrated President Thomas S. Monson’s birthday with service. Each child completed an act of service and then filled out a card describing their service. Some children helped their family take food to a neighbor, others shared school supplies with kids that didn’t have any, and lots of kids helped around the house. These cards were sent to President Monson for his birthday. They also had a birthday party and made the rainbow cake President Monson’s mother made for him when he was a boy, featured in the August 2012 issue of the Friend.