Spring has finally sprung in Palmer!! And with spring has come new beginnings. The best of witch was Lily's baptism this last weekend. I can't believe that she is getting so big. As I sat and listened to the opening song of her baptism I just started to cry, I was so touched by the spirit of how important this step is in our lives. It really struck me that my 8 year old Lily was so excited for her baptism and had such pure faith in what she was about to do. I looked over at her as the song finished and I saw Lily as her heavenly father sees her with all of her wonderful potential, and I think for the first time in my 31years I understood the eternal magnitude of such a simple act. I also recognized the work of the atonement in my life and how grateful I am for my parents and for my baptism when I was 8. even though the path afterwards was not always straight the foundation was laid and I was able to find my way back.I hope as a mother that I can continue to guide her and help fan her testimony. I know that no matter what choices she makes as she grows up the foundation that is being lade now will be there for her if and when she needs it.
It was so cool to then go the next day to little Thomas Love's blessing, and sit in one of the 3 and half pues that the Oborn family took up. There was all but 3 of the grandchildren there and of course not all the brothers and sisters could make it. But it was a true testament of what a foundation in the gospel will produce. It was amazing to see size of our family and I had to ponder at how much of a chapel we would fill up if we had all the Oborn clans together.