This last Saturday was a day I will never forget; as Lucas chose to be baptized. In the LDS religion children are not baptized as infants but when they reach the age of accountability- age 8. It is a very special and important day for the child- similar in importance as the first communion is in the Catholic religion.
Before Lucas was baptized he had to meet with the Bishop of the ward to make sure he was ready and that this was really what he wanted to do. He was so excited to be baptized and all year has been talking about when he turns 8 he will get baptized. When he met with the Bishop he walked right into his office and the Bishop reported that he got all of the questions right- one of the few to ever do that- he was ready.
Saturday morning as we were all getting ready, the toilet started making these big bubbles and things were not draining down the sink. So no one was allowed to let any water go down the sink or flush the toilet. Thankfully most of us (both set of grandparents were over) had already used the bathroom when the ban was enforced and despite the drama we managed to all get ready and even got in some pictures.
|My dad, Lucas, Eric, Eric's Dad|
|8 years makes a big difference!|
|Two handsome guys|
|Lucas in his baptismal clothes (and Eric in white too) with my parents|
|With Eric's parents|
And then it was time for the baptism itself. We all sat and I watched Lucas and Eric descend down the stairs into the water. The spirit was so strong at this point and I knew my son was making the right choice. The baptismal prayer was said and then Eric lowered Lucas completely under the water and raised him back up-baptized as Jesus was baptized when he was on the earth.
After his baptism, he received the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands by those with proper authority. It was a beautiful prayer with many wonderful blessing and promises bestowed upon Lucas.
So many friends and family came to celebrate the day with us, including Lucas' current school teacher and his first grade teacher- both of whom happen to be LDS also.
|Lucas with his best buddy Ryan (CA Girl's son)|
|Lucas with my big sister and one of her daughters|
I am so proud of my son for taking this first step and covenanting and promising to follow Jesus Christ.
It was a very proud day.
What is your Proud Mommy Moment this week?