I need to write down my feelings from yesterday before I forget them. My darling oldest son Cookie was baptised yesterday. What an amazing day and what an amazing kid. We have been teaching him and looking forward to this day for the last eight years. I am so proud of his decision to be baptised. He planned his program and told me who he wanted to speak and who he wanted to have say prayers, and what songs he wanted us to sing for the program. Here was the program
Opening song- When I am baptised
Opening prayer- Grandma F
Talk on baptism- Superwoman
Cookie is baptised by Sushiboy
Talk on the Holy Ghost- Uncle S
Cookie is confirmed by Sushiboy
Closing song- The Holy Ghost
Closing Prayer- Grandpa H
I was so proud of Sushiboy being worthy to be able to baptise and confirm Cookie. I was so impressed by my brother (Uncle S) and his talk on the Holy Ghost. I have always had faith in Uncle S, even through the difficult times he has gone through with substance abuse and some of the decisions he has made when he knows better. I have always seen what an amazing person he is in spite of some of his decisions. His talk on the Holy Ghost brought tears to everyone's eyes. It was so heartfelt and sincere. He warned Cookie that there have been times that he has not been able to feel the Holy Ghost and those were the worst times of his life. He urged Cookie to always strive to be worthy to have the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost. He jokingly said there are not too many things he can remember because he has been hit in the head too many times but he clearly remembers his baptism. I love my brother. I think he is such an amazing person. When he gets married he is going to be an amazing father and husband. His next step is to be an amazing missionary. He is getting closer. Today he is going to be ordained an Elder. I am so proud of him.
I am also so proud of Cookie. What a great boy he is and what a great man he will be. What a wonderful day.