Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Corbyn's Baptism

Corbyn was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on March 6th and I am so pleased that he made that decision on his own. The day was wonderful and he was all grins.

After Kelsea got baptized, Corbyn told us that he did not want to be baptized because he didn't want to put his head under water. He does NOT like going under water and has probably only done it 2 times in his entire life. As his baptism approached he became more and more open to going under water, but was still afraid to do it. When he made the decision to be baptized we were very thankful that he chose to put his baptism before his fear of going under water. We had a lot of prayers the week of his baptism that he would not be afraid and that everything would go well. His prayer the night before said the same thing. When he was actually baptized, he went down into the font with Jason and at first they had a hard time getting in the right position. Once they did, Jason baptized him and when he came out of the water he was kind of choking up water, but then he turned around and gave us a big smile. It was pretty awesome! I'm so grateful that everything went so well and that Corbyn was so happy!!

Afterward, we had all the family come to our house for lunch. When everything wound down, Jason's parents, Nick and Mariah, Jason, and Corbyn went for a bike ride. (Jason and Corbyn stayed in the neighborhood and rode all around the trails, while the rest of his family rode to Herriman.) The next day, in Sacrament Meeting, Corbyn bore his testimony and it was so sweet! He said, "Yesterday, I got baptized" then he repeated that again. Then he said, " . . .and I went on a bike ride with my dad. I was very happy." I know that Corbyn will always remember his baptism day and how happy he was. I'm so thankful!

Corbyn received a package from his primary teacher, Sis. Johnson, and he was so excited to find a Candy Bar card inside.

Yes . . . Landon is missing. We actually had him go to the Durrant's house so that we would be able to see and enjoy Corbyn's baptism - it ended up being a great decision (sorry Landon.) :)


chris w said...

Aw, what a sweetheart. Way to go Corbyn!!

Jill said...

Sounds like a perfect day. Corbyn looks like he's in heaven with everyone around him to help celebrate. I love seeing pictures of your family!

Tammy said...

What a handsome little guy! Congratulations!

That's funny to hear that he was afraid to go under water. We took Nathan to a baptism last month and we talked about it afterwards. That was the first thing he said. He would never get baptized because he would never put his head under the water!