I used to speak Spanish extremely well. In fact, I often would be asked what part of Mexico I was from. I could speak fast and roll my r's and actually be understood. I even used fancy verb tenses.
I don't speak Spanish anymore.
Okay. I have tried. I go slow. My r's are still fantastic. My verb tenses? Well, I could use more practice.
I got my Spanish Hymn book out a few weeks ago. My kiddos were intrigued. So I began singing Spanish Hymns to them every night while they're in bed. Usually Daniel sings Hymns in English before he reads to them.
The other night Sam was having a really hard time falling asleep. He finally asked if I would sing to him. I asked him what he wanted me to sing. Spanish Hymns.
So I did.
When I sing the Hymns in Spanish, I almost feel like a missionary again. I recognize all the words and phrases that we would use to teach the gospel. Singing Spanish Hymns to my kids is one of my favorite things. And a great source of Joy.