Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Rebekah's Baptism Weekend

Friday, October 9th was a very special day at our house. I know, it was over a month ago and I should have gotten around to this sooner. Rebekah turned 8 on Sept. 5th. This is a very special age in our household. At the age of 8, a child gets to be baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Most of you that read this blog already know that but just in case there is someone out there that doesn't. So, after shuffling dates and schedules around, Friday, October 9th was the chosen date. Lots of family came to town for the occasion (and the football game the next day) and lots of friends joined in too. It is a very exciting and proud moment for a parent to watch their child get baptized. We are so proud of Rebekah and her decision to enter the waters of baptism and become a member of the true church of Jesus Christ. She was excited for the day to come. At her interview with the bishop, he asked her if she was excited to be baptized. She responded "Yes". He then asked her how long she had been excited about her baptism. Her response, "Oh, ever since I first heard about it, 3 or 4 months ago." This got a chuckle out of all of us because we pretty much start talking about their baptism from the day they are born. Anyway, here are some pictures from that day. I think I have a pretty cute family!


Debi said...

Congrats on the baptism! It's always exciting to see them grow spiritually but also a little sad to see them growing up so fast. You do have a beautiful family. Thanks for sharing!

Brett and Tiffany said...

It is always exciting to see one of your kids get baptized! What a fun day for the whole family! Her comment about only knowing for about 4 months was funny!