And with that realization the very simplicity of it all became so beautiful to me.
Then of course everyone wanted to get in some with her.
Because sometimes we just can’t stand how much we love this girl of ours.
Max was taking the SAT of all things that morning…for real…happened to be the same day, and Dave was picking up my brother Noah from the airport (who’s visit we kind of planned the baptism timing around).
Then it was off to the house where Lucy would get baptized.
There’s this family in the other branch (congregation) of Shanghai who happens to have this spa tub in their basement that they graciously let us use:
It’s almost like it was built for a baptism. Weird coincidence, but pretty awesome.
We got hooked up with Grammie and Grandfather and Nana and Papa who joined in via skype.
Loved that part.
We are in a tiny branch with just a few kids Lucy’s age, so sweet that they came to support her.
Elle, Grace and Claire gave short talks (great job girls!), then it was time for the baptism.
When Max started saying the blessing so clearly and beautifully the whole room just filled up to the brim with the spirit. Apparently the water was pretty cold, as attested by Lucy’s gasp when she came up for air, accompanied by a huge smile.
After the baptism Dave gave Lucy such a beautiful confirmation with the gift of the Holy Ghost.
(Kellianne brought all the things I couldn’t figure out how to round up…love her. Thank you Kellianne!!)
And many more people we have grown to love in such a short time.
(So sad that the Chinese government won’t allow us to invite any of our Chinese friends to church occasions like these…we would have so loved to have them join us.)
Loved having Noah and my cousin Ben there (they are here for work meetings). And I love Noah’s animated listening face.
Having these guys here made it extra special for Lu:
A simple day full of a lot of love with a beautiful covenant made.
Love you Lu Lu!