I guess being the third child means that the Big Events seem a little more run-of-the-mill, but it also means that your parents know what they are doing for those Big Events and they go off much more smoothly.
So Jane was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on June 4, 2011. It was pretty much a perfect day. We had almost all grandparents and local aunts and uncles in attendance, lots of friends supporting, and gorgeous weather. We did a stake baptism this time, and kind of lucked out because of all of the children being baptized were kids we had a relationship with and it made it a more intimate event. Emma sang a lovely rendition of I Feel My Savior’s Love (despite teasing of cousins in the audience) and I only got a little teary during Jane’s Spotlight at the beginning of the service.
I shared with the audience that Jane is loving and fun, that she tries VERY hard to do her best and her favorite thing in the world right now is jumping rope. I told them how she laughs loud, is the queen of witty one-liners and how she truly has seemed more mature and ready to make this important covenant.
Some of the pictures from the day:
With Grandpa Sherrill and Grandma Genie:
With Grandma Dorrie:
Grandma Nut at the “after party”:
With her almost-perfect daddy:
Good thing this self-portrait in the chapel was taken before the baptism:
Manning the barbeque:
Jane’s friends were there, but they don’t still or look as pretty as their moms do:
I’m grateful that Jane has the blessing of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in her life. I love that the Holy Ghost can be her constant companion now and know that that will bring her safety, peace and true joy. She brings talents and light and fun to our lives and we treasured getting to spend a day focusing on the special girl that she is.