(Proof that I am amazingly behind - I found this post on the old blog, all lonely and unpublished....)
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J was baptized July 13th along with two friends-from-birth, P and M. It was so fun to think that the first time I met Corinne, we stood outside that very church building in the sweltering heat, both with round bellies, comparing due dates. And I've known Mendy even longer. Here we are 8 years later, with our babies getting baptized.
J gave the talk on the Holy Ghost. He did such a great job. I wanted to cry, I was so proud of him. He even looked up to quote the fourth Article of Faith, rather than just reading it. The siblings (plus one cousin, N) all sang the closing song, even M, who was so excited to be one of the big kids. You could even hear her sing!
It was a huge, exciting, beautiful day. We couldn't be happier about J making this decision.
Mendy, generous friend that she is, made this baptism quilt for J.
I had so much fun planning the embroidery for it. I used some of the same square designs that I made for C's quilt but added and edited a bit for J's. It turned out beautifully, and he loves it.
I hope it will be a reminder of this day and of his testimony and mine.