“Family Traditions,” Friend, Sep. 2015, 24–25
My family has traditions I look forward to each year—
A late-night party New Year’s Eve and valentines that cheer,
Summer swimming, fireworks, an autumn pumpkin patch,
Christmas visits to the lonely, goodies made from scratch.
My family has traditions I look forward to each week.
Family night’s my favorite, especially the treat!
And Sunday when we go to church, we learn of Jesus Christ
And how we’ll live with Him again through His great sacrifice.
My family has traditions I look forward to each day.
A peaceful feeling fills my heart each time we kneel to pray.
And though I do not always understand the words we read,
I know that faithful scripture study helps me to succeed.
My family has traditions—I look forward to each one.
They bless us all, they strengthen ties, and make our family fun!
One day I’ll have a family too. It won’t be very long.
Creating good traditions will help keep us safe and strong.