We belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). In our church children are baptized when they turn 8. At the age of 8 we feel kids are mature enough to know the difference between basic good and bad choices and decide for themselves if they want to follow Jesus and make promises with God. Cicily is very excited to be baptized just like Jesus was and to make her own promises with God. Though the promises will be nothing new for Cicily as she's already very good at remembering Jesus and trying to be like Him!
In anticipation of her baptism, this morning Grandma, me and Cicily went to the temple to take pictures in Cicily's baptism dress.
Since Cicily understands and thinks just as any other almost 8 year old, we feel she is capable of making this choice to be baptized. And we're happy she is choosing to do it!
(Had to get a shot with the rock art for Daddy.)
Cicily seems to know Jesus and understand spiritual things very naturally. We're happy she will get to share this special day in her life with people she loves!
Excited, happy Cis!