In our church, members are baptized at age eight which is considered the age of accountability. As in kids are old enough to understand right from wrong and make decisions on their own.
Well, DQ is 8 and baptized she was! Mr. Man baptized her, he got to wear this fantastic relic of a jumpsuit. We agreed he needed a cape and rhinestone belt and boots to go with it. Too bad we left it there ;)
Most of Mr. Man's family was able to be there, though his parents were greatly missed. My eldest brother and his family and my parents and Great Grandma Meservy and several Aunts and Uncles were able to come from my family and a few of my friends.
She was thrilled that the water was warm. It was only knee level on Mr. Man, so we were worried it wouldn't be deep enough, you could hear it draining though the plug was in. The dad and child before us said it was several inches higher for them. And there were 2 other kids being baptized as well!
After she got changed we were delighted to find her best friend had made it over for her confirmation where she is confirmed a member of the church and given the gift of the Holy Ghost.
From Namma and Boppa she received scriptures(she chose a quad which contains the Old Testament, New Testament, The Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants/Pearl of Great Price) with her name engraved on them as well as a scripture case. Aunt Dee gave her a watch and some other things that help her remember what the Holy Ghost (Spirit) does. Aunt Jamie gave her a pretty necklace to remind her of the promises she made on baptism day.
It was a great day and we are very pleased with her choices!