Thursday, October 8, 2009

Kennady's Baptism Sept. 20, 2009

The last of our four children to be baptized. Kennady was so excited to be baptized. She had been preparing for awhile to do so, learning about baptism and what Jesus would want her to do. Melissa and I took her up to LA to look for her dress. We were having such a hard time finding one with sleeves. Kennady found one without sleeves and we decided to get it and just add the sleeves. We went to one last store and found this one, Kennady fell in love with it so we got it. She looked so adorable. The day of her baptism was also the Primary Program. She looked so cute up on the stand in her dress. When it came time for her to be baptized she went into the water and her dress would not go down, it kept floating up. John kept trying to wet it down, but no luck. He finally started tucking it between her legs and his and then grabbed parts of it in his hands. I don't think I have ever seen anyone be baptized by going all the way down to the bottom of the font. He said that it was going to be a one shot deal and it was. I was impressed that he was able to get all of her and the dress under the water. When Kennady came out, each layer of her dress was full of water, she had a hard time walking up the steps to get out. I had to wring out each layer before I could even take it off her. Well she will always have a story to tell about her baptism. It was so wonderful to have all of our family and friends there to share in her happy day. Here is a run down of the program: Prayers by Ian and Zac, Talks by her two Grandmas, Baptism and Confirmation by her daddy, Witnesses of baptism Grandpa Howard and Uncle Billy. Mommy made her a soft, cuddly blanket to help remind her how the Holy Ghost make her feel warm and safe. I just can't believe our baby is already eight and is now a baptized member of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints! Where has the time gone????? We love you Kennady and are so proud of you and your good decisions!!!!!

1 comment:

beckfam said...

So sorry we missed it. Stu and I were on an anniversary weekend without the kids!!! Congratulations Kennady!!!