Newest Member of the Church

Yesterday our oldest son Trevin was baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints by his dad Colby. The morning was a little crazy and chaotic even after preparing outfits and getting a diaper bag ready the night before. We were ten minutes later than what I had hoped we would be (still early) and so of course I was stressing out. I wanted to get some family pictures and a picture of Trevin in his suit. I was sure since we were only 20 minutes early that this wasn’t going to happen.

We got to the church, took our pictures, and went into the church to wait for everyone to arrive. My Dad arrived with my Grandpa Ralph and we took a few pictures with him as well. While I was in the waiting room, I looked up to see my Grandma Giacomo walk into the room with my mom. I held back some tears as I stood to hug my sweet Grandma. I was told her and my Grandpa weren’t going to be able to make it because Grandpa had some stents placed just a few days prior to the baptism. I was thrilled, surprised, and grateful to see her there. Trevin greeted her with a hug and told her thanks for coming.

Trevin was baptized with another little girl from our ward. Her grandma gave the sweetest talk on baptism and wrote Trevin a note. She brought both of them up to stand by her at the end and genuinely hugged them and told them how proud she was they had made the decision to be baptized. Trevin was baptized first. I’ll never forget the feeling I felt when Colby and him stepped into the font. The spirit was so strong! Colby was somewhat emotional while baptizing Trevin and I think that made it even more special to see the love he felt for his son. My Dad and Trevin’s Uncle Riley were the witnesses.

Trevin’s other Uncle Jordan gave a great talk on the Holy Ghost. Trevin loves Jordan and wanted him to speak. Trevin was confirmed by Colby. It was such a neat experience to see so many priesthood holders stand in the circle. If I remember right there were a total of 12 people. At the end of the service, Brother Palmer spoke. His talk made me realize just how many people were there supporting Trevin that day. Brother Palmer told a story about his own personal baptism and how there were only 6 people at his baptism. He didn’t have the support of his family. We are blessed with the best families! Hopefully Trevin will realize how much he is loved and cared for!

Before his baptism, my mom was kind enough to find him a suit (as well as a matching one for Easton). I was slacking and didn’t realize how much I had to get done before his baptism and my mom helped me out a ton! She drive all the way to Salt Lake to pick up parts of his suit, only to find out they were huge, and drove back up north to exchange them for a smaller size. She also hemmed Easton’s sleeves on his suit. She’s amazing!

Throughout the week, I couldn’t wrap my head around having a son old enough to be baptized. I can still remember when I found out I was pregnant. That day seems like it wasn’t long ago. Now he’s eight, going into second grade soon, and turning into such a wonderful boy. Trevin helps me with his younger brother’s, loves to organize and pick up his toys, and appears to be a good friend to those he comes in contact with. One of my favorite things is watching him sing the primary songs on Sunday. Since we’ve recently moved, I don’t get to see him in primary anymore and I miss that time.

In the afternoon, we had a small luncheon at our house and played water kick ball! Trevin had requested to play water kick ball after his baptism and I was determined to make it happen! Kaydon was a huge help coming over yesterday morning and helped us set all of that up before the baptism. All the kids (and even some adults) played in the water. It was so much fun!

Today he was able to be recognized as the newest member of the church. The Bishop asked him to come sit on the stand with the bishopric members during sacrament meeting. I enjoyed watching him sit so reverent. He looked so much older dressed in his little suit and tie (just like his dad he says). I love him so very much and I am deeply honored to be his mother. Trevin will always be my little boy and the person who made me a mother for the first time! He brightens my day and makes me want to be a better mother.

I love you Trevin! Always and Forever my baby you’ll be.

(Pictures and a small video to come soon. My computer is having issues uploading.)

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