Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Baptism and Family

Our eldest son was just baptized, and it was such a wonderful experience. He is such a good boy and a good example to those around him. We were very thankful that both sets of grandparents were able to join us and cousins too! We felt so loved that even many of our friends came to support David as well.

One friend was so surprised that a father was able to baptize his own son. This never crossed my mind that it could be any other way, but now I am filled with gratitude that Heavenly Father has give all worthy men the opportunity to hold the priesthood which means that a father may baptize his own children and bless his own family.

On Sunday we had David confirmed a member of the church and he received the gift of the Holy Ghost. Another blessing of being baptized is having this gift of the companionship of the Holy Ghost always with us to help guide us through life.

I am afraid David wasn't feeling too happy here because he knew his cousins would be leaving soon.

Later, on Saturday, we took our family to play at the beach. For some it was the first time seeing the Atlantic Ocean! What a fun time they had, even with the stormy weather.

Two beautiful cousins getting to ride to the beach together!

Thanks to all those who were able to come, and to those who wanted to come but couldn't. We love you!


Unknown said...

Clark, wasn't some of your family there as well?? I don't see them in any of your pictures...

Karen said...

Looks like a wonderful day for your family. I enjoy your thoughts about fathers being able to bless and participate in ordinances with their family. Rebecca is looking so old!

Maryann said...

After all the family left and I had time to think, I realized that I didn't use my camera as much as I should have! Sorry for the lack of pictures, some of these ones are actually from my sister and father.

Clark Siler said...

What do you mean, Unknown? Didn't you see my dad in the background of the picture with the two leaning girls? Granted you have to really squint to see him!

Maryann's right, though; I did a terrible job taking pictures this weekend. It was more work than I thought it would be to keep everything organized and fun for a group of fifteen people! :)