Wednesday, July 23, 2008

*Spencer's Baptism


~This last Saturday, July the 19th, 2008 was a very special day in our family as we were able to see our sweet Spencer baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Tim 
baptized & confirmed him and it was neat to see them both dressed in white.You could feel the Holy Ghost there as they spoke of Jesus Christ and remembered our Savior's baptism as well. It was a Stake baptism with probably 8 or so kids but Spence was the only one from our ward, so we were able to have the room to ourselves at the end.



~It was a bitter sweet experience to see my
"little boy" growing up before my eyes, but also to see that he is on the right path and I know that with the help of the Holy Ghost he will make good decisions in his life. **We know that through the atonement of Jesus Christ we can be cleansed from all our sins through the steps of baptism, & repentance including the act of the sacrament each week. And because we will be cleansed we will be able to return to the presence of our Father in Heaven some day and reunited with family members for all eternity!

~There for this occasion Saturday we were blessed to have all of Spencer's grandparents, Grandma Kathy, Grandpa Tom (Curtis), Grandma Debbie, Grandpa Lonnie (McCleve) & Grandpa Ron (Campbell), cousins Trenton, Zane, Claire, Natalie, Melissa, Uncle Brian, Aunt Heidi, Aunt Grandma Sandy, Aunt Brittany, Aunt Sara, Aunt Ashlyn, Uncle Phylip, Uncle Tommy & Blake. Thanks for coming and making his day extra special:)
~So unfortunately 2 yucky things happened that day as well. Right before the baptism Spencer began complaining to me that his stomach was hurting so I figured it was just nerves. By the time the baptism was over and we were home for the luncheon he looked really pale and was crying now that his side hurt. But after some antigas meds, a few trips to the bathroom, cranberry juice, some cookies & video games with cousins he was all better.

~During the family luncheon after the baptism I had planned to play a DVD I had made for Spencer with hundreds of pictures and video clips of his childhood. Well so the video is all made on my Mac and I begin to transfer it from IMovie to IDVD when all of the sudden...POOF! It was gone!! So I'm thinking okay look in the trash, harddrive etc..NOT THERE.! I'm panicking and looking at the clock it's 10:30. ..we should be there right now. Tim took the kids in his truck while I frantically tried to find it. NOTHING! So I jump in the car just devastated and just bawled all the way there!! (any of you who've made videos know what I went through!)

~Luckily I happened to show Spencer most of the video to him that morning so even if I can not recover it, he will still know how much he means to us and as he was able to see some of the special moments of his life through movie & photos.

~As upset as I was about this video incident, the moment I was in the chapel I was able to be calm & focus and relish the importance of the moment of his baptism and make it a good day. Spencer is so precious to me and he has taught me more than I'm sure I've ever taught him. Congratulations bud on your special day! We love you!

12 comments:

Tracey said...

Oh Audra... how i wish we could have been there to celebrate Spencer's day with him & how horrible that you lost his video - so sorry! Spencer is such an amazing child - I have always felt that specialness from him! You are so blessed.

Tiffany said...

I still can't believe that happened to you. I know how much work goes in to those videos. I am sure you called mac!? I would have been so upset too! I wish we weren't still out of town. What a special day for him. He is such a sweetheart and is such a great example to your other kids. You are so lucky to have him as your oldest to set the example! He is such a cutie!

Lundell Family said...

I heard that is was such a beautiful day. Spencer is such a great kid and I understand completley when you say it's bitter sweet. I want to hold off Macey a few more years. We wish we could have there. Have you found the video you made for him yet?

Stephanie said...

Spencer we are so proud of you and your decision you made to be baptized. We wished we could have been there with you on your special day. We stopped what we were doing at 11:30 that day and thought of you!!!!! Miss you all!

TIFFANY & CO. said...

what a special day!! congrats to spencer!

A day in the life of the Campbell's said...

we are so proud of Spencer and the path he is taking, let's hope and pray that he will follow his parents example and stay on that path. Congratulations!!

natalie sherwood said...

I can't believe you have a baby old enough to be baptized! I am proud of him and of you and Tim. Spencer is where he is now because he has good parents to lead him. Good job!

Jeni Everett said...

Yeah, Spencer! I just cannot believe that he is 8 and already baptized! I am so proud of his decision.
I am sorry about the video. I hate when those things happen!

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awww my little spencer! i seriously cannot believe he is already 8 years old, time flies! i feel so bad i couldn't be there....too bad i worked every single day last week. i am so proud of him, he is such a smart kid, its amazing. congratulations spencer!!! love you buddy

Harding Family said...

What a special day! He's so handsome. Lotto comments -I have no freakin idea, they bug me though. Good luck with your ear infections. I've been there and done that myself for fisrt 12 years of my life! No fun.

Ezra & Kian said...

I'm so proud of Spencer---and of you and Tim! What a great day! It's crazy to imagine how fast these little people grow up. You'll have a million more chances to show that video---mission, wedding, etc. It still stinks that it totally disappeared like that though! I can imagine how upsetting that must have been.

I'm just so happy right now that Spencer reached this stage and am excited to experience it with my own kids!

Aleia said...

That is a special day! Congrats Spencer!