Jacob turned 8 in October, which means he is old enough to be baptized.
My Dad had been super busy at work and we wanted him to be able to be here, so we decided it would be best to baptize Jacob after the election. My parents and Liesa were planning on coming to spend Thanksgiving with us and that seemed like it would be a perfect time.
I can't believe my sweet baby boy is already so big (I'm sure he'll pass his Dad and I up by the time he is 12.) He is such a good boy. He really does want to please us and choose what is right - it's just sometimes hard to remember :) We are really proud of the decision he made to be baptized and hope it is one in a lifetime of good choices.
It was wonderful to have Liesa's family there and Mum & Dad and several friends and for him to feel so loved and special. We were delighted they were able to attend.
I have decided that the person who is organizing the baptism and worrying about filling the font and having a pianist and making copies of programs and music and getting food and house guests to the church should NOT be the one taking pictures. I only grabbed a couple before we went into the church and then didn't pick my camera up again until we were gathering things to take home. Two of his friends from church were baptized the same day and it would have been great to get a picture of them all together - or a picture of my whole family, or him with the visiting family.
Can't believe I didn't think of it. I think in the future I will offer to take pictures (or take over other duties so someone else can) at every friends baptism!
At least I got a couple of my boys outside all in white and ready. They look so handsome.
We love you our baptized boy!