Several months after Josh passed away, I came across a CD I hadn't seen for a very long time. On it's label it said, "Happy Birthday Daddy, from Josh, Dec. 2004". I remembered how Josh had chosen Primary songs from an easy piano book, recorded the songs on our electric piano, and after I had recorded a duet track with each one, we made the CD and surprised Enos with it. What I didn't remember is what songs Josh had picked. Now, I'm amazed at how profound his choices were. As I look through the thirty some songs he could have picked, including fun favorites as Popcorn Popping and Happy, Happy Birthday, I marvel that a nine year old chose the ones we would need to hear now.
I took three songs and arranged them into a piano medley. When you click on the link below, the audio will appear in another window, but you may return to this window and follow along with the lyrics below:
FAMILIES CAN BE TOGETHER FOREVER MEDLEY
Words by Ruth M. Gardner, Music by Vanja Y. Watkins
I Love to See the Temple, words & music by Janice Kapp Perry
I Feel My Savior's Love, words by Ralph Rodgers, K. Newell Dayley, and Laurie Huffman, Music by K. Newell Dayley
I have a fam’ly here on earth. They are so good to me.
I want to share my life with them through all eternity.
I love to see the temple. I’m going there someday
To feel the Holy Spirit, to listen and to pray.
For the temple is a house of God, a place of love and beauty.
I feel my Savior’s love in all the world around me.
His Spirit warms my soul through ev’rything I see.
For the temple is a holy place where we are sealed together.
As a child of God, I’ve learned Fam’lies can be together forever through Heavenly Father’s plan.
I always want to be with my own family,
And the Lord has shown me how I can.
The Lord has shown me… A family is forever.