It was a stake baptism day for the Lehi Gateway Stake which meant there were 16 kids getting baptized today. We all met in the chapel for a few talks, musical numbers, and then waited to be dismissed for the time at the baptismal font. While we were waiting for our turn, they showed some Mormon Messages. I started crying during this part which wasn't a great sign for the day. But I love these thoughts and reminders!
Eliza was baptized by her dad and her Grandpa White and Grandpa Bodine served as witnesses.
Then she got changed and we headed into another room. Those that were there were able to write on a note card to give to Eliza with their thoughts on the baptism. Then she was confirmed a member of the Church by her dad with Bishop Caswell, both Grandpas, and my brother Kevin.
The spirit was so strong in the room during this part. It was very obvious to me that my mom was there and probably a few other spirits from the other side. It is rare to me when I can sense my mom around (even though I know the veil can be thin) but there is no doubt to me that she was there today. The primary president Caroline Welsh shared her testimony and then Bishop Caswell asked me to share mine. He then got up and said that he doesn't normally mention it but he knew that there were spirits from the other side in the room. I am so grateful for the baptismal covenant and for the atonement of our Savior that allows us to feel as clean as we feel on our baptism day.