Nate turned 8 late last year and decided that he would like to be baptized and become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We were thrilled with his choice of course and are frequently impressed with his understanding of gospel principles and testimony.
We made this photo of him a few days before his baptism. I love his smile and personality and he is a joy to be around. I can’t even look at this picture of him without smiling. I’m so proud to see Nate gaining knowledge and experience and making correct choices.
Nate was baptized at the same time as our neighbor Sydney. We are good friends with her family and took some pictures of her at the same time that we did Nate’s. She is a frequent visitor over here and it was really fun to see these two interact during the photos session and wonderful to share that experience with her and her family.
It was pretty special to be involved in this as a father. I’ve been looking forward to this day since Nathan was born. It is a strange thing to be old enough to baptize your children but it is certainly and honor to do so. I love Nate very much and am very pleased with his choice.