Thursday, September 4, 2008

Why Gabe had the Coolest Baptism Ever:



that,



plus the fact that we had 40 family members, 15ish friends, a last minute healing of the sick baptism boy, a sweet solo-singing sister (Elder Maxwell would love that illiteration), neat talks, and the Spirit that we'd prayed and fasted for all week.



Our Heavenly Father loves us and smiles down on us as we keep His commandments and follow His Son in making and keeping the sacred covenants of baptism and confirmation.



We are proud of Gabe.



35 comments:

Natalie said...

Beautiful! I learn so much from you. What an awesome baptism!

Kara Jayne said...

Yup! That was way cool.

rbberbandgirl said...

What a beautiful moment for you and your family and Gabe! Great choice, man!

Lorena said...

So cool! What a great memory to have!

Hollyween said...

How did you know I needed to read that today?

I really DID.

What an awesome baptism!

Abbie said...

I wish i could have been there. That is so great. So beautiful and memorable.

Ilene said...

Congrats on another perfect child!

Two down, three to go!

Penny said...

That was really neat! Did he freeze? I remember thinking it wasn't that warm that day. I wish we could of been there... I had to take Trevor to High School to get his locker and classes, etc. Sorry we missed it, it sounds like it was very special!

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Brigitta said...

Definately cool and he will always remember that!!! When is the baby coming. I need to know. I am getting excited for you to hold and love your newest creation.

Mahina said...

i've always felt that getting baptized outside of the church font would be cool! especially in open water! what a great memory to an already memorable day!

Lisa-Marie said...

What a blessed day.

Thank you for your simple, yet beautiful and poignant testimony.

jessica said...

It was so COOL! Thanks for letting us share your special day.

Hazen5 said...

Those pictures are so touching! What a great day to always remember!

diane said...

What a wonderful day.

Lindsay said...

Congratulations Gabe! So sorry you were sick, so happy you are a member of the church!

Anisa said...

That is awesome. I think you need to tell the story behind it. Why not in a church?

Christie said...

Once again, I am reminded of the fact that you are the coolest person I have ever met. LOVE this.

Bekah said...

Wish I could have been there! Love you Gabe!

Lauren in GA said...

Amazing.

I love the pictures...especially the one of them entering the water.

Congratulations, to Gabe and your whole family.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful testimony, Jessica.

Pineapple Princess said...

What a memorable day for Gabe and the rest of you.

Welcome into the church Gabe!

Carie said...

It is so important to make baptisms a special, memorable event while still keeping it a reverent covenant. I love how you were able to highlight this important day without turning it into a secular event/party.

Congratulations Gabe. THis will be a day you always remember.

Jill said...

How awesome. What a great day!! Yay for Gabe and making the right decision :)

Bridget said...

That is so cool! What a great memory for Gabe. Those pictures are so full of emotion and feeling too. Love it.

J'net said...

SO, that was a really special #8 year w/ that big trip to grma/grpa's in CA and bday party to end ALL parties, and then a baptism in a lake? WOW! He COULD be a pioneer child!! w/ a story of his OWN!
Aloha

Celia Fae said...

Um, I'm going to need some backstory. How come he got baptized in that open body of water? Those pictures are so cool.

How are you feeling? I'm dying to know. Post a picture of the belly, please.

Kirbell said...

Yay, Gabe! That's awesome you got baptized in a lake?

AZ Karen said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Laurie said...

Hooray for Gabe! What a memory.

Good job Jessica (and Ryan).

Rachel said...

SO very awesome!

gab said...

He will never forget that day! Sweet.

Laura Alvord said...

I can't believe that he is 8 years old. I remember teaching Emma when she was 5. Your kids are beautiful. What a neat and special day.

Adrianne said...

So sad I couldn't be there. Sounds like it was a great experience for all involved.

Kenny and Linsey said...

How wonderful for Gabe - what a lovely experience all around. Growing up in Hawaii meant that we got baptized in the ocean and not the font - in fact, most chapels in Hawaii are built without them - I will always treasure that memory.

Tristan said...

Wow! That is a neat and cold baptism! So cool! Glad it was such a good experience for him and the family!