Ethan's Baptism

Ethan was baptized on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 9:00 at the Central Provo Stake Center.  It was a very special day for us.  There were stake baptisms being held so we all met in the chapel first and Jessica's husband, Peter, agreed to give the baptism talk for all the wards.  He did a great job!  He talked with the kids getting baptized before giving his talk and found out what their favorite gift was that they received for their 8th birthday, and then about the gift of being baptized a member of Christ's Church.  

Our ward had two baptisms, Ethan and a new kid in the ward named Natanii.  Natanii's mom and I wanted to do a musical number, so we have been practicing this last week.  Jessica, Bryan, and Sherry (Natanii's mom) all sang while I played the piano.  They sang "When I Am Baptized" and then for the closing song they sang, "Come Follow Me".  They sounded great!

Bryan had the special privilege of baptizing and confirming Ethan and Natanii.  Ethan has had a fear of water ever since I can remember.  He loves playing in it, but if water touched his face or dripped down his face in the bath he DID NOT like it! I was so worried about this day for so long.  Last year he finally agreed to do swimming lessons and that helped him warm up to the water more, but he still wouldn't go under all the way.  This year we've had passes to Seven Peaks and so he's had a lot of time in the pool.  We also went swimming a couple of times in Colorado at my sister's community pool and at my sister's in-laws up in Alpine.  ONE WEEK before he was baptized we were at his cousin Layla's birthday party and he just decided on his own to go under the water!  He did it several times!  It was definitely an answer to our prayers.  We are so proud of Ethan and the choice he made to be baptized and hope he remembers what a special day his baptism was and how he felt. 

Here are some pictures of his special day.....

Ethan is also excited for Cub Scouts and went with Bryan to the scouting office to get his Wolf book and handkerchief slide thing. :)  


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