Monday, August 22, 2011

Maddies great weekend!!

Maddie got baptized!!!!
We have been waiting for this weekend all year.. her excitedly, me sadly (the whole growing up thing). Maddie decided that yes she wanted to be baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints, and we are proud of her for her decision and so excited for her to now have the Holy Ghost as her friend and guide!
Becki and the kids came down for the weekend to be with us which was very nice. A lot of Maddies church friends showed up and a couple of mine which was also very nice, I know they love Maddie!
Maddie was pretty nervous and made Rich practice dip her a lot Saturday morning. We got there early and Maddie wanted to see the Font and the water was really high and she got a little more nervous but was super excited.
There were really lovely talks given by the other family and Becki, Kaden said a prayer and did a great job.
When it was time for Maddie to get baptized I took her back and hurried out to see it happen. I was a mess all morning and was crying. She looked so pretty in the water, she wore a dress and it was floating in the water and really was an amazing site. She dipped back perfectly so no second tries! When I went back to help her out and to change I was crying and hugged her and she was crying so we just sat there and hugged and cried and then laughed at ourselves.. it was a very special moment that I will remember forever. Her hair was in a braid so it was a quick change.. we beat all the boys out haha!!!
She was confirmed a member of the church and was given the Holy Ghost. It was a very special and neat moment.
Kylie played her violin and Becki played the piano. It was really really neat!!
We celebrated at Red Robin and then came home to swim. It was a great weekend. One that I know she will remember forever.
Yaaa Maddie we are so proud!


Elizabeth said...

It was a wonderful day! I am so glad we got to share in her day! I too got teary eyed that day. Love the special moments!!

Kris said...

Congrats to Maddie! So sad we couldn't be there. :(