Monday, August 3, 2009

Elizabeth's Baptism

Here she is with her very own set of scriptures with a case she picked out herself. She is already trying to beat me at scripture chases.:) She is learning to use them well.

Wow, we have a charming little girl who is really starting to blossom this past month. She has turned 8 and has been baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It really did feels almost like a dream to me. Am I really old enough to have a child old enough to be accountable for herself? I am so proud of the little lady she has become...she has really stepped up and took this important first step energetically and with confidence. She is a great example to her little brothers.

The program was perfect! Liz looked so darling in her white jump suit (I got to help her change into). It fit perfectly.:) Sister LaRue Heaton gave a nice talk on baptism...and then it was time to move to the font. It all happened so fast...she stepped into the warm water and walked towards her dad...he took her arms, like they practiced, said the short prayer and before I knew it she was completely wet.
I was teary-eyed...she was so beautiful and I was so proud and I was so completely amazed at the priesthood power my husband holds. That he could take his daughter in his loving arms and allow her to open the gate to eternal joy and happiness. What a special and significant moment. I just wish it could have lasted a bit longer.
I quickly rushed to the dressing room to rap her in her big white baptism towel. I wanted to hold her forever...but she was anxious to return to see everyone. When we arrived back to the crowd we prepared to sing our special song together. She started her solo singing the first verse to "I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus " while I joined in on the chorus and we finished it together. She sings so well...that was the highlight of the program for me! I loved it! Then Grandpa Farnsworth gave a lovely talk about the Holy Ghost before she received it. Kevin gave a lovely blessing...I can already sense a desire in her to do her duty as the ward's newest church member.
Thanks to all those that attended! It was wonderful to have you there to share our special moment! We missed all those that couldn't make it!


Marie Loves Ben said...

what a special day! i wish i could have been there, but thought of you all day with your special girl. and her dress is BEAUTIFUL! i can't believe you did that! it was fun to see her pride and embarrassment when it was time for her to be recognized as the wards newest member. we are proud of elizabeth!

katie said...

She looked so beautiful! What a special day!

Tink said...

Way to go on the dress! It turned out beautifully! (not that I doubted) What an awesome day to watch your daughter enter the waters of baptism. That's the first step! I'm sorry we missed it. Tell Liz Congratulations from us!

Dayna said...

I am glad to see that Elizabeth won on her special day and her dad shaved his goat ;) Kevi you are getting so could be a grandpa soon lol!

OurLittleFamily said...

That was such a sweet post. Thanks for sharing it!