Sunday, May 10, 2009

Baptism, Graduation and Baby Blessing

This has been a couple crazy busy weeks for the family.  Last Saturday, May 2nd was Traeden's Baptism!  That day was a down pour of rain.  We had two soccer games at 9:00 in the morning at two different fields.  Mom and Dad Titensor spent half at one game and half at the other.  The kids were so wet and cold.  Out of all the games we have had their has only been one or two nice weather game days.  I think this has been one of our wettest springs for a long time.  Great for our gardens, and water resourses!  After the soccer games I got to go to Scotts's Graduation Ceremony. What an accomplishment for him.  We are so happy and pleased with him.  He is graduating in Music Therapy and just like me he still has a six month internship to complete before it's official. He has one interview tomorrow in American Fork and he has a few other prospects in other states. Way to go Scott!!  
The baptism was scheduled in the afternoon so we could have more family attend.  What a special time it was for Traeden.  He had so much support from family and friends.  I was so proud of him and his decision.  He really took this very seriously and I know he felt good about his experience.  Devin baptism and confirmed him.  His two grandpa's were the witnesses to the baptism.  We got to help with the program since there was only two baptisms for the day.  Traeden asked his uncle Derek to give a talk on the Holy Ghost.  Derek used a great analogy that helped us all understand the holy ghost better.  He compared the holy ghost to a flash light.  Before you are baptised the holy ghost can be with you off and on to help you decide the church is true and feel God's Love.  It can help you "see" the way.  After you are baptised we are promised we can have the holy ghost with us at all times as long as we are worthy.  Derek had Traeden stand up and shine the light above his head.  He then had him put on a hat and the holy ghost's light was obstructed.  The hat represented sins we commit.  You have to take the hat off to see again.  We may put on a bigger hat (a more serious sin) and really obstruct our spiritual vision.  Or we may do many things that darken the way and it's like wearing sunglasses all the time.  But through the atonement, we can be forgiven of our sins and the holy ghost can bless us with his light and direction again.   I really liked this analogy, and I appreciated Derek for taken the time to prepare something that Traeden will always remember.
Traeden asked his grandma's to help with the music and Uncle Scott to say the closing prayer.  Traeden and Davy (the other boy getting baptised) sang "When I am Baptised" as the musical number.  They did a great job.  We took lots of pictures that I'll add to this post at a later date.  
Sunday May 3rd, Megan was blessed.  It was great to have the family together to visit and support each other.  Megan is just beautiful, she wore if I'm right in this, the same blessing dress that her mom Deonne wore when she was blessed.  

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