Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Babtism

At the beginning of this month my family had a special blessing take part in our lives. On October 2nd my husband got baptized to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It was such an amazing event that I will cherish forever. He has been taking the discussions for well over a year and has also been going to church for well over a year. Everyone in our ward, and me especially, didn't understand why he wasn't a member when he was more active than most members in our ward but the lord and him will only know why. I never pushed the issue as I knew it would happen eventually. Well the week before his baptism, the missionaries were over (but that's nothing new because they are here twice or three times a week for dinner, bathrooms, a drink, whatever they need) Well My husband looked at Elder Ferrero and told him, "I'm ready!." We all then looked at each other waiting for the "just joking" to come out but then we looked at Richard again and his eyes were filling up with water. Richard and his best friends daughter Rheann made a pack that when they were ready, they would get baptized together. So it happened. What a remarkable long journey this has been for my family. Now comes the countdown to be sealed to my wonderful family. Thanks everyone for all your support and love you showed and show to my family.

The two best missionaries!! Elder Ferrero and Elder Thedale

My dad baptized both Rheann and Richard

7 comments:

Kellie Knapp said...

Brandee!!! I love stories like that! YAY!!! I'm so happy for you guys! What an amazing day!

Sarah said...

What wonderful news. Congratulations to Richard and in turn, your whole family who will be eternally blessed!

Melissa Anderson said...

I have been waiting for some pictures of the big day. I seriously like got emotional reading that. I couldn't be happier for you and your family! What a blessing! I am so proud of Richard and all of the changes he has made. Please come out to Utah for a family vacation again soon and stay with us! Love ya!

Mark & Marianne said...

Congratulations to all of you again, that is so awesome! I'm so happy we were able to be there, it was such a great baptism!

Amanda said...

Brandee - it was such a special day! I am glad that I was in town to be apart of it. I am so happy for you and can't wait for the day when you will sealed together as a family. Love you!

Liz - Jess said...

I am so happy for you and your family Brandee. It has really been a wonderful year for you. What an amazing family you have. I'm sorry I missed the baptism. It sounds like it was wonderful. Love ya girl!

Marylin said...

Oh Brandee I am so excited for you all!! So happy for Richard, what a neat day and a special blessing for your family!! Love you!