It happened...My son turned 8!! I really never thought the day would come...I lived in a dilusional fantasy world I guess...cause those events were just things that "would happen someday" but not REALLY...!! I guess I panick because I feel like before I know it he will be going off on a mission...can't time slow down...just a little??
We had a really great week. Carter had so many people that were supporting him. His cousins and grandparents even came all the way up from AZ to witness this awesome occation. It was almost like Christmas before Christmas having family around so much!
The day of his baptism was full of family, preparation, and happiness. I wasn't so happy that I was called the night before to give a talk...I have a great fear of getting up in front of the masses and sharing "wisdom." Ask me to get up and dance or make a fool of myself...I AM ON IT...but say something "meaningful" or "smart"...sigh...I regret to say that I am not a professional!! Well, with the help of some prayers and my sister, I was able to come up with one, and I was surprised that standing up there in front of my son and husband all dressed in white...I didn't lose it. Then I sat down, and the beautiful viola music started. I was overwhelmed with joy and the spirit, and I was so proud of my son in that moment. He REALLY understood the choice he was making. He knew more than I did as a child...It was such a surreal moment in time to see him be baptized by my husband...one that I hope is engrained in my memory forever!!