Monday, March 31, 2008

Spencer's Baptism

I cannot believe our oldest is 8!!!!! Spencer turned 8 on January 11th. He wass originally suppose to have his baptism on February 2nd but we had to postpone it for a couple of months due to bad weather and the fact that the prophet of our church, President Gordon B. Hinkley's funeral was held that day.

So, here we are about two months later and Spencer's baptism was amazing. We had a lot of family come for Spencer's big day. His Uncle Dain Black spoke about baptism and I played a flute duet with my niece, Camille and accompanied by my sister Sarah on the piano(Camille's mom). The song we played was "Baptism". Spencer was no the only child to be baptized that day. His friend Jaxon Wilding was also baptized and his Grandfather spoke about the Holy Ghost. He did a wonderful job explaining to the boys how the Holy Ghost can be a guide in their lives and to always keep themselves worthy to have the Holy Ghost with them at all times.

The baptism and the confirmation were very special for me as a mother. I just still can't believe how the time has flown by. It seems like it was just yesterday that I was experiencing the fellings of becoming a mother for the very first time. Spencer is a very special Child of God. After Spencer was confirmed a member of the church he sat down beside me with big tears in his eyes. I asked him if he could feel the Holy Ghost? He could only nod yes as he continued to cry on my shoulder while his friend was being confirmed. Ryan and I love him so much and are so proud of the decision he has made to become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and to take upon him the name of Jesus Christ and make that important promise to keep His commandments and remember Him wherever he is or whatever he does from this time on. We love you Spencer!!!!!!


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Sunday, March 16, 2008

My First Blog-for my children

I am not a fan of writing everything down when it comes to the mundane life that I lead. However, I have found that starting a blog will hopefully be something that can be passed on to my children someday and help them understand the person that I am. I want then to cherish my good qualities and forgive me of the bad and just look past my faults. I am a mother to 3 wonderful children (with the hope of more to come)who keep me busy and happy at the same time. My wonderful husband thinks that I am a little crazy for starting a blog but I hope he understands that my main goal in this venture is to allow my children to know their mother. I come from a very large family(9 siblings, a mother, and a father) and from that large family I have learned so much about patience, love, forgiveness, compasion, charity, devotion and the list could go on and on. My main goal as a mother is to teach my children all of the great things that I learned from my parents. I want my children to see what a loving family life is all about and I want them to experience that every day. So, this blog is for the future when my children can sit down and relive their childhood through the words I use to express the many experiences we have had and have yet to live!

Spencer's Baptism

Spencer's Baptism