12.30.2013

A Baptism

We are feeling a little of that post Christmas depression over here. I'm sort-of joking, but do you know that it's actually a real thing?

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Christmas for us all started with having a house bustling with guests for Ava's baptism. Both sets of grandparents arrived along with 2 of my brothers and their families. We loved having all of them here supporting her.

Our Ava radiated joy on her special day. We had spent a lot of time in the previous months talking about her choice and the new responsibilities that come with being baptized. She understands what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and she looks forward to developing her relationship with him through keeping her baptismal covenants.

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I'm so grateful for her sweet example and desire to choose the right.

I had the hardest time keeping my emotions in check as she descended the stairs into the font - meeting her dad there. I feel so blessed to be the mother of such a beautiful soul and grateful that her dad was able to perform this sacred ordinance. 


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As she came out of the font she shivered and blinked the water out of her eyes while I wrapped her up in a soft towel. I asked her if she was cold and she said, "I'm cold on the outside, but warm on the inside." 

3 comments:

Rach said...

this is so beautiful, why am I tearing up over here??

her dress is perfection.

Lori said...

Super sweet! Congrats Ava.

AshDaBell said...

I teared up just reading this and I love hearing what Ava said about being warm on the inside. Ava looked so beautiful on her special day!

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