The poem that is on the invitation came from a Family Home Evening that J taught before he was baptized. I loved it and included it on the invitation.
On Saturday, everything went very well. J happened to be the only one in our ward with a baptism this month, so he got the day to himself. This ended up being a blessing, since due to Halloween the night before, we could not bring A down until Saturday morning. Because J was the only one, we were able to move the baptism until 5:00 pm.
I am so proud of J and the young man that he is quickly becoming. I am grateful that I have been blessed to be his Mom. The Spirit was so strong on his baptism day. He asked his primary president and his aunt S to give the talks and they were both absolutely outstanding. Truths were taught and the Spirit bore witness. He got to have his grandpas on both sides as witnesses and one of his dads baptize him. He got to have his Grandpa on his dad's side confirm him and thereby bring in that side of the family. What a special time.
After the baptism we all went to CiCi's to eat pizza. What more could an 8-year-old want than pizza buffet? I wish I'd taken pictures. It was my parents, XDH's parents, my sister and her kids, all our kids, XDH's great aunt and cousin. Loved it.