Elise's 8th birthday was yesterday which is a big milestone in our church. We know that is the age children are accountable for their sins therefore that is the age we baptize children. Ez and I chose not to have Elise baptized since we feel she is not accountable for her actions. It was interesting the "Come Follow Me" topic this last week was on baptism. We asked our kids why they thought we decided not to baptize her. The scriptures in Moroni 8 in the Book of Mormon have been on my mind ever since this last December and verified our answer on if we should baptize her. Her spirit is already whole, already perfect. She just has to bear with the rest of us and patiently wait for us to catch up to her!
I thought it fitting that since she would've been baptized that morning, instead her dad, sister, uncle and cousins went to the temple to perform baptisms for those ancestors who have passed away and haven't had the opportunity to hear about the gospel of Jesus Christ. Although it was somewhat of a weird, emotional day I feel so grateful to raise this stellar spirit who brings others and me closer to our Savior because of the acts of selflessness, willing service and empathy taught because of her. That's the kind of daughter I have. Happy birthday :)
I LOVE being a mom to my 5 kids; one with special needs. There is no greater joy than being a parent! I love each one individually but this blog will mostly focus on our daughter with special needs and our journey with her. Thanks for reading!