Drew is one special little guy. He had a great interview with the Bishop, where the bishop gave him compliments on his preparation. I'm so lucky to be the mother of such a wonderful boy. He is so much better than me in so many ways. I learn so much from him and his goodness. His parents/sisters are the luckiest in the world!
His baptismal service started at 8:30 AM--good thing I got everything ready before hand--so it wouldn't conflict with the democratic caucuses held that day. The service went well; it was a humongous stake baptism--15 baptismal candidates. I was asked to speak on baptism, and I was pretty happy about that. I felt like I was the lucky one, really, because it helped the baptism service feel more personal to us. So even though my nerves don't agree--I was grateful for the opportunity.
We had a lot of support for family which we are always grateful for. It really turned out to be such a wonderful day. I was just filled to the brim with love for my little family. It was one of the greatest mother moments I've had--to witness the baptism of one of my own children. Not only that, but to see my wonderful husband able to perform the ordinance--it was a wonderful spiritual experience.
After much patience and singing and waiting, the family was able to meet at our house for lunch. The kids and I worked hard on lots of desserts the day before--Drew is showing the sugar cookie "8"'s and "D"'s we made. Kind of fun.
Here are some pictures my brother-in-law Steve took for me at the lunch:
"To you women of today, who are old and young, may I suggest to you that you write, that you keep journals, that you express your thoughts on paper. Writing is a great discipline. It is tremendous education effort. It will assist you in various ways & you will bless the lives of many--now & in the years to come, as you put on paper some of your experiences & some of your musings." Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley
This counts as paper, right?