Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy Birtday Nate Dawg!!!!

We have alot of birthdays this month in our family but this birthday is a special one for Nate. He turned EIGHT!!! We are looking forward to his baptism. There are 4 cousins (Amelia, Nate, Tessa and Kimball) that all turn eight this month, so we have decided to have a "cousins baptism day". Amelia and Nate have to wait the longest to bet baptized, their b-days were on the 5th and 6th, so I just wanted to wish my boy a Happy Birthday!! It has been a treat to watch him learn and grow. He has overcome so many things, he has moved mountains!! I really have enjoyed watching him grow spiritually, we have been talking to him alot about baptism trying to get him ready and it has been very entertaining:) I asked him the other night why we get baptized and here are a few of his answers....

It's a commandment. (We have worked on this answer for weeks)
So the Holy Ghost can walk by me.
So Satan can see me get baptized :)
So my sins won't stay on me.

I could see the wheels a turning as we talked, it takes him a while to process things but I finally think he's getting it and that makes me happy. He makes me HAPPY and I am so grateful that I have the privilege of being his mom. My heart is bursting with thankfulness for the opportunity to make a difference in his life. Actually he's making a difference in mine!!!

Love you Nate - Happy Birthday!!


Boston, Kati and Katelyn said...

Happy Birthday NATE!!! I love him. He is such a cute kid and did a great time taking care of Kate so I could visit with you!

debrajo said...

YAY! Congratulations to all of you! I loved his answers, by the way! My favorite was "So Satan can see me get baptized." That's right--Satan better watch & stand back--this kid is on the Lord's side!!!