17 years ago I was baptized. My brother Ryan had been home from his mission for about a year. Not thinking that this would hurt my Dad's feelings, I asked if Ryan could do it.
The water was cold. Ryan said the prayer wrong and I had to be dunked twice. (I grabbed his tie the second time. He came down with me!) The dress I wore after was red with tiny white hearts on it. If you just glanced they looked like pokie dots.
So I have been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for 17 years. I'm glad I made that choice.
October 9, 2010
Spencer and I were able to the Temple with Ryan's ward. We did baptisms for the dead. My Dad and sister were able to be there too. My Das was finally able to baptize me. My sister Dedra was the one who handed me my towel. I was so thankful for that. It was 16 1/2 years in the making! My dad and I got teary eyed. It was an amazing moment.
I am so thankful for the blessings that being a member of this church has brought me. I am so thankful for the Temple and that my family is sealed for time and eternity. I look forward to the day when I can go through the Temple. I am thankful for the covenants that I was able to make 17 years ago today. I am thankful for the knowledge that when I pray that my Heavenly Father hears and answers. I know that this church is true. I know I am where I am supposed to be. I am thankful for the scriptures and how they guide me. I know the things in these books were saved of our day. I love my Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ. I know that the Savior suffered in the garden and on the cross for the sins of the world. I am so thankful for the Atonement. And I say these things in Jesus' name. Amen.
Today is a good day.