But, I must post about our wonderful day today so our family far away can see pictures because I know you're anxious to see them!
Today Cade turned eight! We spent last night cleaning the house and getting food ready for today. We woke up and had chocolate pancakes (prepared last night that we just popped in the toaster this morning), then got ready for Church and headed out. It was wonderful.
All the Mitchells came as well as my parents and grandparents, and one of our family friends (who is not a member and that was cool he could be there). We had a few other families stay after for the baptism as well. I was touched by their support and thought of Mosiah 18 in the Book of Mormon. Here, Alma is teaching the people at the waters of Mormon right before they are baptized. It says, starting in verse 8,
And it came to pass that he said unto them: Behold, here are the waters of Mormon (for thus were they called) and now, as ye areadesirous to come into the bfold of God, and to be called his people, and are willing to bear one another’s burdens, that they may be light;
Yea, and are awilling to mourn with those that bmourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand ascwitnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places that ye may be in...
Here was our son, about to enter into those waters of baptism that most of us had already entered. Usually when I think of this scripture, I think of helping people in dire circumstances. But this was a happy occasion to be celebrated and I loved that these people were there to "stand as witnesses of God" for Cade and to welcome him into this fold that we are a part of. They were there to show him that they knew he was doing what was right, and I am thankful for that.
Afterward, we came home, ate, and celebrated. It was a nice taste of what heaven might be like.
4 Generations of Members of the Church. How grateful I am that Elder Rowley and his companion knocked on my grandparent's door. Keep up the good work, missionaries!
Now he gets to be a cub scout!
A hand-carved Noah's Ark my grandparents brought back from their mission to Africa.
Amazing how technology has changed, isn't it?
Cade was surprised with his awesome new bedspread from Yia Yia