Sunday, February 27, 2011

Aana's Baptism...It's great to be 8!



This weekend was wonderful for our family.  Our oldest, Aana was baptized.  In our faith, we baptize our children after they are 8 years old...and Aana has been counting down the days since her birthday. She has such a wonderful sensitivity to the spirit and such a desire to learn about Christ.  She amazes me!  She set a goal in sept. to read the entire Book of Mormon before she got baptized...and that is a HUGE goal for a girl that was seven.  She worked so HARD...read chapters everynight...and studied with Larry and I trying to understand the hard words.  (if you have never read the Book of Mormon...it is an AMAZING book and is another testament of Jesus Christ and has old language just like the Bible.)  It has over 500 pages and challenging words...but it is SO worth reading and she did it...and it was a wonderful experience to watch her reach this goal.

9 comments:

JOSEPH and CYNTHIA said...

How exciting! What a special experience :)

Auna Leigh said...

Congrats Aana! We are sooo excited for you! Emme would love to hear from you! She gets baptized in May! Love you!

Channah said...

Hello Sis,
I am reading your posts,I am happy God is in control ..be happy and stay strong!
I love you motto, ""When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on!!!"
God loves you a lot!
Channah,
http://homeslight.blogspot.com

Natalie said...

Wow! What a determined and special, little girl Aana is! You all look so happy and healthy!

Laurene said...

What a joyous time for your family!

dnaeglefamily said...

Congratulations Aana! I can still remember you as a little toddler plunking out keys on my piano and singing "I am a Child of God." You have turned into a bright and beautiful young lady!

Aly G said...

I can't believe she is 8 and baptized! It seems like yesterday that we were in the Richmond Mall piercing our baby girls ears for the first time! Crazy!! Tell her Hadley says Congratulations and Happy Birthday:)

PalsRWe said...

Oh My!!! How is your little baby an 8 Year old. That just amazes me. Time goes by too fast whether we want it to or not. I am so happy that you were all able to share in this truly special and spiritual day.

Greg Kerr said...

Wow - that is an amazing goal to set and accomplish. Way to go!