Driving around this afternoon, this was the conversation between Emerson and me.
E: Mom you know how some people's bodies don't make insulin?
E: Well, I am pretty sure my body doesn't make courage.
(Yesterday at school our awesome school counselor read a book to Emerson's Kindergarten class about courage and then later in the day, the counselor directed an excellent assembly on courage)
M: Well, remember what we learned yesterday at school? In order to have courage you have to practice being courageous.
E: That works for most people, mom, but I know that my body doesn't make courage.
This is when I was taught by the words leaving my mouth.
M: Emerson, Heavenly Father and Jesus love you. They want you to get help from them. Do you think that they have Courage?
E: Yeah, They have more courage than everyone.
M: Do you think they want you to have courage?
M: How will you get help from them?
E: Pray for it.
M: When you ask Heavenly Father for Courage, I know that He will give you courage, but He will expect you to practice courage too.
She didn't say anything else, but in my heart I felt the Spirit testify that what I said was true and very applicable at this time in my life. I needed the testimony that I shared. I love being a mom.