Sunday, April 11, 2010

Serious Sunday-DCAR is a member!

"We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost." Articles of Faith #4

Yesterday for me was an incredible day.

My oldest and only boy made the decision to be baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

We decided that we would ask our kids. We would give them lessons to prepare them, but then we would ask them if they wanted to be baptized.

My son didn't even hesitate when we asked him... it was a "YES!".

But then I wasn't very surprised. When one of us feels sick and the rest of us decide that we should all stay home to take care of the sick person, DCAR was the only one who still wanted to go to church, and would go. If we decided that we needed to leave church early because of this or that (usually family who were visiting deciding they were going to head home after sacrament), DCAR wanted to stay--so we would let him stay and pick him up after.

And I mean he was like this since we can remember.

Ask him a question about something spiritual, and he will answer, and what he knows amazes us.

He's amazing and incredible.

After he was confirmed a member of the church he came walking back to his seat and he looked at me with a HUGE smile on his face and said, "That was cool".

I can't express in words my feelings yesterday precisely but the closest I can get is I was proud and humbled and so happy.

"Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins, by one having authority, is a true principle, because Christ taught it; Christ obeyed it, and would not fail, for anything, to fulfill it—not that He was sinful and needed to be baptized for the remission of sins, but He only needed to do it to fulfill all righteousness, that is, to fulfil the law." Joseph F. Smith

Hope your guys' weekend was as "cool" as ours.



Kristina P. said...

You must be so proud! What a great choice he made.

Anonymous said...

Did I tell you that my daughter was the only tween girl the preacher had ever baptized that had a black eye?

Garden of Egan said...

He is a handsome man! Also maybe a bit rare. My kids were always happy if we had to leave early.
Good for you for being great parents to this great young man!

Untypically Jia said...

How exciting for you all!!!

Mahala said...

How happy he looks :)

Malea said...

Can't wait to see him in that black suit and tie with a tag. Good job on your little man!

Anonymous said...

How truly beautiful...he must have some amazing parents to turn out the way he is ;)

T said...

congrats - much more spiritual than the baptism story I'm typing up....

wendy said...

That is wonderful. One of those things that mom's will remember forever. He has been taught well.

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

How wonderful! Such days make it all worth while, huh?

SciFi Dad said...

I'm sure you're proud.

Is this common for LDS, to baptize as an early adolescent by choice? Or is it more common to baptize them as babies (like Catholics, for example)?

I ask because Roman Catholics do baptism around 1 month old, and then at 13 have a sacrament called Confirmation, which is basically a ceremonial, "Yeah, I'm still into it" sort of thing.

Barbaloot said...

Good for him. Sounds like a wonderful weekend:)

Anjeny said...

He's totally adorable. He looks very happy and look how proud dad looks. You are fortunate to have such a kid.

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