Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bentley's talk in primary and Tates Baptism

The second sunday in July Bentley gave a talk in Primary on Baptism. I loved being able to help him prepare and discuss this important gospel principle and covenant. He did such a great job and I was so proud of him! It was nice that his cousin Tate was getting baptized the following Saturday because he was able to see everything he learned and talked on in action. We are grateful for Tates decision to become baptized and for his example. Our kids loved going and have not stopped talking about when their turn is to get baptized. Bailey doesn't understand she has to wait until she is 8 years old. ( This is the age of accountability and when most members of The church of Jesus Christ choose to be baptized. It was a very special day and I was able to play the piano for it! I loved seeing Tates sweet face come up out of the waters of baptism and to feel of the special spirit that was there. I also loved seeing his dad, my older brother, baptize him and confirm him a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He also received the gift of the holy ghost during this blessing. The hold ghost helps guide us through life and directs us to make right decisions. It also can comfort us in times of fear, distress, confusion, or loneliness. We got together with all of the family after and had a yummy brunch at Michael and Ambers house. After that we all gathered at my parents for pizza and swimming later in the day. This day was also special to me because my dear grandpa West was able to be there with us! Little did we all know it would be the last time we would see him well. He seemed quiet and reserved but most of us thought it was do to all the loud children running around. However, he was fighting a severe infection in his kidneys and the next day they failed him along with other things. You can almost tell from this picture at the baptism that he was struggling to be there but that he always attended important events and made the sacrifice to be there and be with us. More on him in the next post.

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