Sunday, May 6, 2018

Benson's Baptism and Confirmation

So, Benson turned 8 last week and had been anxiously awaiting the 5th of May (yesterday) when he was scheduled to be baptized and confirmed a member of the church. I was honored and proud to be able to baptize and confirm him. It is was such a wonderful experience for both me and him. He was a little nervous at the beginning, but a little coaxing and he was calm as can be.

Grandma Cox gave a beautiful talk on baptism and then came the ordinance. He made it under on the first try so we didn't have to do it again. After we dried off and changed, we went back into the room where Nana and Papa gave a wonderful talk on the Gift of the Holy Ghost.

After the talk, I had the blessing to Confirm Benson. It was an incredible experience for me. Although I try not to, I often find myself thinking ahead of what I'm going to say. This was a neat experience because I almost started in with some things I had planned, but at the very last split second I felt a strong feeling to say something else. Highlights of the blessing that I remember follow:

  • Benson is blessed with a cheerful and peaceful disposition
  • Blessed with kind heart toward others and he will bless the lives of those around him
  • Blessed with a desire to know truth and seek it out. As he does this, he will strengthen those around him.
  • Reminded him that he is always surrounded with so many people who love him and encouraged him to remember that during difficult times that may seem overwhelming.
I sure love my Benson! He is such a special personality in our family. He is our true peace-maker.  Love you, Bens!

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