|Ellery before her Baptism. She is positively glowing. A beautiful person.|
We are so proud of our Ellery for choosing to be baptized today. She turned eight years old, on May 23rd, qualifying her to make this decision. In doing so, she takes upon herself the name of Jesus Christ. Baptism is the gate to eternal life, and we are so grateful she entered into the waters.
|Ellery and her Dad on her Baptism Day|
|Ellery and the little ones. Berkeley wasn't thrilled about the whole thing.|
Surrounded by our good Bishop Beeson and his family, our families, several neighbors and close friends, it was a perfect morning. After the baptism, we returned home for a little luncheon with Brent's mom, his brother's family, my sister Charlotte and her family, and Monica. Ellery's flute teacher Amber and our nanny Larisa also came with their husbands.
It was a big day for our family, but the Spirit has been telling me she is ready. Without those quiet consistent promptings the last several weeks, this would have been a more difficult day. It is scary to see your own child reach an age of accountability. Christ must be more central in her life. Repentance. Charity. Forgiveness. Hope. She is no longer saved by her innocence, but by Christ. Brent gave her a beautiful blessing to aid her as she embarks on this journey of a lifetime to be His true disciple.