Saturday May 7th at 9am, Bailey was baptized as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. At 8 years old she is able to decide if she would like to be baptized and she whole-heartedly chose yes. I am so proud of her. It was such a wonderful day and so full of the spirit. My parents flew into town for it, and Adam’s family that lived locally came, and a zoom link was provided for loved ones who lived far away, or those who couldn’t make it. My brother was even able to watch from his mission in Chile! Technology is amazing.
I am thankful for the ability to plan out our own little cozy baptism experience. Post covid has allowed for more of a smaller and personal baptism, and in doing so we were able to have more choice over the speakers and songs etc. Which means we were able to make it a pretty cool family filled day! My mom and Adam’s mom gave the talks, Bailey and Claire gave the prayers, my dad and Adam’s dad were the witnesses for the ordinance, and also participated when Adam gave Bailey the gift of the Holy Ghost. And I was able to help Bailey get changed into her baptism dress afterwards and help with the background orchestrating. 🙂
The spirit was so strong when Bailey went down into the font with Adam to be baptized. I couldn’t stop the tears from overflowing. A confirmation was given to me that this was her choice and that she knows what she is doing and eagerly wanted to do so. She has such a strong testimony of her Savior Jesus Christ and Heavenly Parents, and I am thankful that she knows who she can turn to to help guide her in life.
I am so grateful for this special experience in our family and that we have another baptized member in our house with the spirit to help keep it a loving and warm place to live and grow together 🙂
These are our Bits O’ Bertoch.