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To say that something special is happening this weekend would be an understatement. My oldest daughter is getting baptized, which is sort of the culmination of everything we've done as a family together over the past 8 years. Every conversation, every teaching moment, every testimony, every FHE, every question asked and answered, every prayer has been to lead and her to the waters of baptism.
She can recite the Articles of Faith. She can sing My Gospel Standards. She can bear her testimony...even in sign language. She can rattle off many of her favorite scriptures from memory. She knows the prophets and what they are saying today. She has been well-taught.
But more than that, Scarlett has been prepared and she has had the faith to take her own steps and to grow her own testimony. She has had the opportunity to make correct choices and time after time she has chosen virtue.
One of the most striking characteristics of Scarlett (besides her pure joy and sincere compassion for the well-being of others) is the song that springs freely from deep inside of her. She is a girl who hears and feels the music of the gospel and is ready (as her brother before her) to enter into covenants with the Lord. She is prepared to live a life dedicated to following the Savior through service to her fellow men...and to follow Him to the very end.
I am so excited for this great, great spirit, and so honored to present her with my husband to the Lord this Saturday as she enters the covenant of baptism! There's nothing better!