Sunday, March 22, 2009

Kenny's Baptism

A day Kenny (and the rest of the family) has been anticipating for many years now finally arrived! Kenny turned eight (March 13) and chose to be baptized by his Dad (March 14) to follow the example of Jesus Christ and promise to live a life pleasing to Him. Family and friends from near and far came to share the special day with us.

As a parent, it is remarkable to participate in a child’s growth. From the time they are infants, children have this powerful way of teaching those around them how to be better. From the time Kenny was a small boy, we’ve recognized his strong understanding of right and wrong and his sensitivity to choosing the right path toward eternal happiness. We’ve noticed that as we’ve nurtured Kenny, he has responded to our love and acceptance of him and grown into a young man capable of so many amazing things already. He understands his duty to God. His determination and self-discipline in growing spiritually, mentally, intellectually, and physically are inspiring to us. What a great example Kenny is to us and to all of his siblings!

Brent and I both remember our baptism days…so many years ago. We each feel grateful for stepping onto a path that has led to countless eternal blessings already. Not a day goes by that we don’t feel grateful to be members of Christ’s church on the earth today. It’s wonderful to see that same glow in Kenny’s eyes.

Kenny—may you continue to seek the peace and joy that comes from leading a life of humble obedience, service, and love toward God and your fellow man.


LIZ said...

Congrats Kenny! That is such a wonderful step in life. I am sorry that we were not there to share in such an important day. I enjoy seeing your smiling face each week in Primary and am glad that you have such a strong love for the lord.

familywithfivekids said...

Hi Amy - I linked to your blog from the Nelsons, hope it's o.k. I stopped in! Just wanted you to know we miss you in Tucson! The young women still talk of all your good efforts with YW camp and the overnight at your home. Hope all is well with you and yours!
-Cori Gubler

Kimberly said...

WOW I can't believe that he is that old. You have great kids and I know that is because you and your husband are great parents!