The purpose of this blog, is to write about my life… it’s possible that sometimes I may be funny, sometimes I’ll be deep (I think a lot) and sometimes I’ll just be. Today I’ll be a bit spiritual. My second oldest son got baptized today, and this means a lot to me.
All day long, in the air was a feeling of excitement. I woke up early (for a Saturday) to the sound of a house where everyone else was already awake. My Parents are visiting from Idaho for the special occasion and were going for a walk. I went to the dining area and my second oldest son gave me a beaming smile and said that he had made up breakfast for everyone. I saw bowls on the table with what looked like the leftovers of cereal and I looked again at the kitchen, which had taken most of Saturday to totally clean (there were boxes that had still to be unpacked from too long ago) and I thought “Wow, perhaps having an organized kitchen is WAY more valuable than I thought!”
At the church, my son was so excited he nearly glowed. We got there extremely early lest we be late and sat in a state excited of reverence (as reverent as four excited children can be when so excited) and before we knew it, the time had come.
The time had come, there was energy in the air. His Grandfather had the honor, and I watched as they stepped into the water, felt the air nearly glow with the importance of it as the words were spoken. Afterwards he described it to me as “Amazing!” and “Warm all over!” As he was given the Holy Ghost I heard the sky outside erupt with thunder, rain began pattering against the window and I thought of what a great future this noble Child of God has in store for him. Driving away there was a sense of quiet reverence. The rain came down so hard that all I could see was a blur, lightning lit up every two seconds as the day turned to night before its time.
For his special dinner he requested STEAK, with buttered noodles, and cake (Steak rhymes with cake) I’m proud to say that the cake was completely from scratch… the steak though was completely from cow.
I’m extremely proud of how the cake came out, I have a favorite ‘from scratch’ chocolate cake recipe I use, and the icing was also from scratch. I can’t honestly claim credit for all of it though, the idea for cake was my son’s (kind of, it is a very special day, and cake = special) the chocolate temple template was just needing an excuse to be used, but the actual effort to make the cake was by my Mother and daughters who slaved away in the kitchen to make it possible.
One more picture of cake:
I play my feelings about this kind of thing generally pretty close to the chest. I think it’s amazing, I absolutely love the LDS Church and have ZERO doubt in it’s truthfulness. Today was an amazing day and I’m glad to share something so precious from my life with you.
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