Saturday, June 25, 2011

Adam's Baptism

Almost all of both of our families live in Phoenix. Rather than having everyone come up here, we decided to make it easy and travel down to Phoenix for Adam's baptism. Our car hasn't been doing well as of late, so rather than pay for a hotel, my grandmas and parents helped us out with gas and a rental car. SO grateful for them!

Adam was SO thrilled that he was going to get to have ALL of his cousins and family at his baptism! After we got permission to have his baptism in Phoenix, I let Adam plan out the program. He loved being able to do that, too.

He chose:

Chorister: Aunt Tiffin
Pianist: Aunt Kelli
Opening Song: “Baptism”
Opening Prayer: Papa R*
Talk on Baptism: Grandma W*
Musical Number: W* family cousins (“When I Am Baptized”)
Musical Number: Aunt Kayty (“I Am a Child of God”)
Talk on Holy Ghost: Grammy R*
Closing Song: “The Holy Ghost”
Closing Prayer: Grandpa W*

I'm glad that Adam got to choose his program, but stake baptisms are a lot less stressful. :)

We made it down to Phoenix on Thursday, and he was baptized on Saturday, June 25th.

Josh loved being there.


Grumpy babies aside, Adam's baptism was so wonderful. The talks were great and the kids sang cute.

Then came the time for his actual baptism. His opportunity to covenant with Heavenly Father. Something I've imagined for the past 8 years. I've been to a lot of baptisms, but I can not even describe the serious goosebumps that I got watching Mike baptize Adam. I didn't expect to tear up, but seeing that was just... amazing. Seeing them both in white in that font, was just incredible. I hope that memory stays etched in my mind forever.

After Adam was baptized, Josh decided he was done. I didn't get to hear a lot of his confirmation, because I was trying to keep Josh quiet. However, Mike assured me that it all went good. :)

Afterwards, my parents invited everyone over for a pizza and swimming party. It was so fun to get together with everyone and have some fun!

It was a perfect day of family, of celebrating a little boy who is choosing the right, and of gratitude for everything that Heavenly Father has blessed me with.


*Thanks to everyone who made Adam's baptism so wonderful, and thanks to my brother, Doran, for the photography.

1 comment:

Tiffin said...

It was a wonderful day! Thanks for letting us be a part of it!