Monday, November 12, 2007
This is Caitlin who got baptized this weekend. It was incredible to feel of her strength. For 5 years she has had mixed feeling about getting baptized. She was my EFY girl and we have stayed close ever since. She wanted to join the church when she was 14 but her parents said they would disown her and have nothing to do with it. So she secretly went for a while but is was very hard so just found a church her parents supported her in. Then at the beginning of October I got a call from her telling me she had looked up the missionaries and had them take her to church and she was on her way to her 1st discussion. She then finished all the discussions and know that the time was finally right for her to get baptized. Her parents were/are still 100% against it and said every bad thing you could ever say about the Church when she said she had started to go back to the LDS Church, however Caitlin went forward with faith anyway. (and didn't tell her parents)
I just want to say how proud I am of her and what an incredible example she is to all of us. Of how we need to sacrifice to follow our Heavenly Father. I know this is the True Gospel of Jesus Christ I know that I am a Daughter of God and that someday I can return to live with him again. There are so many things that I get wrapped up in, throughout life...but how important it is to REMEMBER who we truly are. I love my Savior Jesus Christ and know he lives!
Also this is Lorin's Seminary Class each of them wrote to Caitlin why they loved being members of this Church. It was incredible to read each of there testimonies as well and feel the strength of the youth today. Lorin loves teaching Seminary to this group of Seniors.
Friday, November 9, 2007
Lorin was a little overwhelmed as he placed all 3 kids in his arms. So far the transition to 3 has been way easier then our transition to 2. It helps that Allie is such a great baby. Lindi got "Croup" and has been real sick and Trey's top 2 eye-teeth finally popped through yesterday...so I have had two needy kids....with little sleep. But for the most part life is wonderful. Tomorrow we are headed to the bay area to witness Caitlin Fitzgibbons baptism. She was my EFY kid 5 plus years ago. It is incredible, Lorin is going to baptize her and I'm going to sing. I just hope our 3 kids do well with being sick and staying at a hotel.