Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Lizzy's Baptism



















(WARNING: Lots of pictures. :)
My beautiful, sweet, loving, empethetic, unselfish not-so-little-girl got baptised on January 22nd. She was so excited.
I must tell you a little story about why she looks so beautiful in her baptism jumper... When she was being interviewed by her Primary President (along with 2 other girls) the Primary President had two baptism dresses availiable and one baptism jumper. Now, with three little girls getting baptised on the same day, only having two dresses might pose a problem. The Primary President asked who would like a dress and immedietly, Lizzy's hand went up and she asked "Oh, may I PLEASE have a dress??!!" (She REALLY wanted a dress.) We held the dresses up to the girls to see which girls they would fit then I put the dress back on the table because I didn't want to just take it. One other girl got a dress because it was long and she was the tallest. The Primary President then handed the second dress to Lizzy while she was talking and the third girl started to silently cry because she knew that she would have to wear the jumper. Lizzy noticed her crying and simply said (and remember...she REALLY wanted that dress!): "Oh...well, she can have the dress." Just like that! It was the sweetest thing I've ever seen. I got choked up and it was all I could do not to cry. I explained to her in the car on the way home what a wonderful thing that was for her to do and she just shrugged and responded: "Well, I just wanted her to have a special Baptism Day." She was not trying to fish for praise or recognition. She just genuinely wanted her to have a special day and was not concerned about having her own special day. The Primary President called me later to see if I would like her to call around and try and find another dress from another Primary President but I told her not to because I knew that Lizzy would look the most beautiful in the jumper that she chose. What an example she is to me.
Of course a party with the best family and friends followed and we all had a very, very special day. ;)
Here are some shots from the Baptism Photo Shoot I did with her and then there are some pics of the fun get-together afterwards. ;)

9 comments:

Sundbergs said...

That is a beautiful story. What a sweet girl and sounds like a great day.

everyday katie said...

I just about cried myself. That is the sweetest thing I've ever heard. She looks just as beautiful on the outside ;) What a doll! HEr dress is amazing. Great pictures.

Shelley said...

Tell Lizzy that she's California cool because we only have jumpers here. I've never even heard of a baptism dress. She's just as sweet on the inside as she is on the outside.

Sheryl said...

What a truly remarkable girl!! Every touch of the day looked special!! You are a wonderful momma, Lizzy is blessed and learning alot from obedient parents.

Renée and Jaime said...

I also never heard that baptism dresses were available. I guess when you live in Utah you have more options when it comes to things like that. She looked great in her jumper! I am glad she had a special day.

Jared, Diana,Caden and Gia said...

What a great example! I'm telling that story to our class today (we have the 8 year olds) Will be sending a little something for her baptism, but it will probably go out with Ali's 1st birthday stuff when it's time.

LOLorrie said...

What a beautiful story that brought tears to my eyes. I'm so happy that Lizzie has such awesome parents!!! She's so beautiful in her gorgeous dress!!!!

Chad and Whitney said...

What a sweet story! I love the pictures you took of her. She looks like an angel. Where did you find the dress she is wearing in the photo shoot? I know you are so proud of your little girl. :)

Betheny said...

Whitney, Thanks for the sweet comment! Yes, I am so proud. I got her dress online from Dillards! It was sleeveless and had a black band around the middle so I just added a sweet sweater (It was January and COLD!)from Target and then took some satin, layed some chifon on top and hand-stitched it to the belt so that it would be all white (well...off white). Thanks again for stopping by!