Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I Belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints............

A couple of weeks ago we were able to go to Utah for Braxten's Baptism. I can't express how proud I am of him and how blessed we are to have him in our family. He truly loves the gospel and the missionaries who have been there to teach him the gospel. I glad that he has a mother who wants nothing but the best for her kids and knows that him getting baptized is the right choice and helped Braxten make one of the most important decisions of his life. I'm so glad that he has loving grandparents who have always been there to teach him the gospel and take him to church as he has grown and we haven't been able to be there. Braxten made the decision to get baptized, but a few years ago Justin made a great choice to straighten out his life. That's how we meet, got married in the temple, so he could give his son a dad who could teach him how to live righteously. Nine years ago most people never would have thought that Justin would be baptizing his son, but with the help of the missionaries, a little boys love for his Savior, and a mom who kept inviting over the missionaries for dinner, fulfilled a lot of dreams and hopes for a lot of people. I'm so proud of both my boys!!!!!!!!

I love that the missionaries were able to teach him so much, after he got confirmed at church a person who can not be named, did something not really reverent in the chapel and we were all giving him a hard time. Braxten proceeded to tell him about the three kingdoms of heaven and how he needed to choose which one he wanted to go, he neede to have better behavior or else!!! We were cracking up how Braxten was giving him a mini lesson on being reverent, we all look at him like "Wow" we were really impressed that he know so much, and he looked at us, shrugs his shoulders, and says, "What? I have missionaries" It was so funny. Now lets just hope he can remember his teaching when he is sitting in class and wants to be bad for his teacher!!!!!!

Braxten and Sam

Braxten's Missionaries

The Whole Family

Braxten asked Ryan to give a talk on the Holy Ghost. To sum it up his visual ad was two soda cans. One full and one empty. We are the empty can before we are baptized and receive the Holy Ghost, which as you can see is easily crushed. Though the can that is full and has received the Holy Ghost is much harder to crush, actually almost impossible. Therefore it leaves us "Uncrushable" I loved his talk and it is so true, if we listen to the still small voice and receive the Holy Ghost we are UNCRUSHABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We had a great weekend and I'm so glad that we were able to be there and I'm so proud of Braxten for making such a great decision in his life. Love ya B!!!!