On Saturday afternoon Brother Bill Baker in our ward. was baptized. Pretty exciting. The really wonderful part is that Bill is the Patriarch of a large family of active members of the church, and it was estimated that over his 39 years of taking Missionary lessons, he probably listened to about 500 young elders who taught, prayed and fasted for his acceptance of the Gospel. He attends church every week with his wife and his son's family who are also in our ward. Most would think he was already a member. In speaking with the Elders now serving in our ward, they said he just needed some clarification on a few things and accepted their invitation to be baptized. He chose his wife's birthday, she said it was by far "the best gift" she ever received. The joy on his children's faces, and his grandchildren who sang "Families Can Be Together Forever", was immeasurable.
From there we went to the San Diego Temple to be in attendance while our future daughter in law, Breana was able to go and participate in her ordinance work there. She was so prepared, and you could tell by the peace and joy on her face that it was a very special experience for her in preparation to be sealed to our Jordan this Saturday. It is quite a gift to receive these Wonderful new daughters and son into our family as they have prepared themselves to make and keep sacred covenants and work out their salvation along side our children. Absolutely amazing.
Nora Marie Holmes!
Finally, Sunday morning we were able to witness the baby blessing of our newest Holmes neice. Nora Marie Holmes. She is an angel and so beautiful, just like her momma Kayla (here with Heidi) and Nora's sister Meredith.
Her daddy is pretty great looking too. To be a part of such a wonderful family who each individually know who they are and how important their relationship is with their Savior Jesus Christ brings such joy to my life daily. They are all people I feel so blessed to have in my life. They are examples of Godly people who look upward and work hard to be the wonderful people they are. Here are just a few.....
Cousin Becki.. a new mommy herself!
Aunt Sue and Cousin Erma - Love these girls! Uncle Adam Kempler, Russell & Phillip have a good visit with the men folk!
We are so blessed!