D turned 12 this week! Although the actual day didn't seem that significant, everything else is. We started his day at 6:50 with a visit from Bishop Wadsworth. He kindly arranged for D to receive the priesthood that morning before he went to work so he could go to the temple the next day. That was very exciting, and D has been looking forward to that, and getting himself ready to receive the priesthood. He is such a good boy, and continues to amaze me in his understanding of the gospel, and his awareness of the spirit. Not too long ago he came to me crying and said he didn't feel good about going to a friends house. (He had not been there before.) He really wanted to go, but knew he shouldn't. I had been busy with camp stuff among other things, and apparently not paying attention. I am so thankful for his worthiness to recognize the spirit, and follow its promptings. There seems to be time and time again when he is blessed for his faithfulness, and his sincere prayers. We are so lucky to have him in our family. He is a hard worker, thoughtful, smart, funny, and loving young man.
That evening G and I took D and Reed and Carissa out to dinner and to an Aces baseball game. I think they had fun.
On Saturday our whole family went to the temple. I have been looking forward to all being there for a long time. I always felt bad when we would leave D home while the rest of us went in for baptisms. But today, we all were there...I look forward to many more days like that... A little taste of heaven.
Today D will get to pass the sacrament for the first time. A new suit is definitely in order for that. Hopefully he will let me take a picture. I really wanted a picture yesterday of all of us at the temple, but when we left, not a soul was around. A great weekend not only for D, but for me, the Mom as well.
1. Being in the temple with everyone
2. A worthy family
3. Growing up (sad too)