Monday, November 28, 2011

Anna's Baptism

Our beautiful baby girl was baptized yesterday! We are so proud of her and her decision to be baptized. It was such a blessing to have both grandmas with us for the big day and they were even asked to participate...Grammy Joan gave a talk on baptism and Grandma Nichols gave the opening prayer. I'll probably go to hell for taking a picture in the chapel, but this moment between Tony and Anna was too priceless not to capture.

About a week ago, I went digging through my bin of things from when I was younger and found the baptism dress that my mom made for me when I was baptized (all the way back in 1982). On a whim, I had Anna try it on and it fit her just perfectly. We had a little chat while she had it on and I told her about my dress and how it would mean so much to me if she wore it when she was baptized and then she could keep it to remember her special day. I'm so grateful that she thought it was a brilliant idea.

Because Sam is a boy, he got to prepare for his actual baptism with Tony and I had to sit with everyone else. But this time, Anna was the only girl getting baptized so she and I were all alone in the dressing room and we got to share a sweet minute that was so precious. I am grateful to have had that time with her.

Anna is an amazing little girl. Tonight, she gave the dinner prayer. She forgot to bless the food, but she did remember to ask for help so that she could make good decisions because she had been baptized.

What a good example and a wonderful reminder to me.

We love you, Anna!!


Cara said...

Oh, it sounds like it was wonderful. Hallie was able to wear the baptism dress my mom made me when I was 8 also. So neat!

Kathleen said...

so very sweet! congratulations to anna!

The Brough Family said...

Congrats to Anna! I love that picture of her an Tony. And so fun to wear the same dress (Ashley did the same thing). Glad the day was wonderful!

Jami Rugg said...

I remember when Anna was in my Sunbeams class, and the lesson was about eternal families, and I asked her what made her happy about her eternal family, and she said " I'll get baptized when I'm 8, and married when I'm 4." Not the response I was expecting, but cute nonetheless. Anna, you're already making great choices! Keep up the good work sister!

Camie said...

WOW! I can't believe little Anna is baptized!! She's beautiful. What a special day.