I want to share "The Haroldsen Family Song" that I wrote the night after the seminar. Our family talked about creating a mission statement, but since that is going to take some time, I wanted something 'right now!' to pull us into the right frame of mind. I penned these words to be sung to the tune of "America the Beautiful." We sing it together often and it has even stopped a couple of sibling fights. Enjoy!
The Haroldsens, the Haroldsens
Our family we adore!
We work and play in harmony
And love forevermore.
With happy hearts and helping hands
We learn and serve and grow.
With faith and
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