When he was four, Bug learned to read.
One day grandpa and grandma came to visit. Bug asked "want me to read you the Berenstein Bears?"
"Oh yes," grandma encouraged, thinking to herself how smart Bug must be to memorize the story word for word.
After listening to the story, grandpa was still skeptical. So he pulled a book Bug had never read down from the shelf.
"Try this," Grandpa tested.
Bug took off reading the words on the page as naturally as blinking his eyelids.
Bug also showed a propensity for politics.
One day at Grandma's house, we were eating a casserole peppered with a hefty amount of onions. Trying, but unable to fully enjoy the tainted meal, Bug (age 5) finally blurted out with exasperated but faithful hope, "Does the federal government regulate the amount of onions in casseroles?"
When Bug was in kindergarten, Aunt Shauna came to visit. Grandma was visiting also.
"Want to hear Bug read?" Grandma implored as if it were a circus act.
"Sure," said Shauna... thinking she would humor the exaggerated delusions of grandparental pride.
After Bug read out loud from the Book of Mormon, Shauna asked, "how did you learn to read so well?"
Bug replied, "Heavenly Father taught me so I could teach His gospel."
16 years later, Bug is doing just that, sharing the convictions of his heart with others. Changing lives. Including his own. He is no longer my little Bug, but Elder Sean Fisher, a handsome self-assured adult!
Dull moments are not possible when you are with Sean. His easy laugh and quick wit will charm the pants right off of you (unless of course you are wearing a dress).
I am missing him like crazy today: his 21st birthday. Since he's on a mission, I can't talk to him on the phone and tell him how much we L-O-V-E him and how much joy he has brought into our family.
So instead, I'm going to share some trivia about him in a little game called FACT or FICTION. And since Sean isn't here or can't get on the internet to defend himself, it works out quite nicely.
Out of the 27 statements, 6 are NOT true....can you guess which ones?
- Was high school valedictorian
- Once had a dog named Jabba the Mutt
- Doesn't like nuts. Loves mint.
- Refuses to ride roller coasters
- Voted Prom King in high school
- Plays the accordion
- Has grown 4 inches (in height) while on his mission
- Can speak fluent Spanish
- Got a 35 on the ACT (36 is a perfect score)
- Detests Harry Potter and the entire wizarding world
- Plays the piano, stand-up bass and drums
- Can scratch the back of his neck with his big toe
- Senior Class Vice-President in high school
- Wants to certify in scuba-diving
- Played high school soccer
- Has a goal to buy his mother a sports car someday
- Caught a fish with his bare hands
- Taught our family the word antidisestablishmentarianism
- Won a writing contest at BYU
- Went skydiving for his 18th birthday
- Was the 6th grade arm-wrestling champion
- Talked with Bill Clinton face-to-face
- Hiked to summit of King's Peak (highest peak in Utah)
- A BIG Cougar fan
- Placed first in state three consecutive years in website design for Future Business Leaders of America
- Has traveled outside of the United States
- Thinks being nice is more important than being smart
|Cutest Bug you ever saw. Far left.|
Happy Birthday Bug!
Word of the Day
Antidisestablishmentarianism: opposition to the withdrawal of state support or recognition from an established church.