Last Saturday was a big day for Amanda. Being 8 years old, she was now old enough to be baptized. We filled the room with family and friends. The service was very spiritual and special. Amanda has always been an incredible child - intuitive, intelligent and motivated. She took this step seriously and paid attention to the covenants she was making. She internalized the importance of both her baptism and her receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost. There aren't many times when you can check how you're doing as a parent but this was definitely one of those times and I must say that I am very proud of this child.
2 months ago