Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Palmer was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on May 7. It was a wonderful and lovely day! He was so happy to be baptized! And we had so many family and friends come to support Palmer. Our friend Susan volunteered herself to stay with Katie (Grandma Betty's daughter who has suffered a traumatic brain injury and needs 24 hour care) so that both Pappy and Grandma Betty could attend. We had five children turn eight in the last month in our ward alone, so we were able to have a separate session for just our ward, which was nice.
Palmer was baptized by Greg, with Pappy and Grandpa Randall serving as witnesses. He was confirmed a member of the church and given the gift of the Holy Ghost by Greg, with Bishop Murphy, Pappy, Grandpa Randall, Great Uncle Dwayne, Uncle Aaron, and our friends Scott Crowford and Christian Edwards in the circle. In the blessing, he was blessed to always remember his baptism day, to use the Holy Ghost to guide him in choosing the right, and to be an example to others. He was blessed to share the gospel as a missionary and to learn to follow the promptings of the Holy Ghost.
We had a luncheon after at our house with our family and friends. All I had to do was supply sandwiches and cupcakes, everyone else brought sides to share. And so many of Palmer's supporters also gave him gifts. He even received a skateboard from some family friends, spoiled boy! We are so grateful for Palmer and his good choice to become a member of the Christ's church. And we are so grateful for the amazing support system we have and all those who show up and help and care for our family.