Monday, August 18, 2008

Andrew's Baptism

So, Andrew's special day had finally arrived. He turned 8 a month ago, but we waited until Grandma Green was able to fly half way around the world to be here for him.

Dana was proud of his oldest son in Choosing the Right and being baptized.

The beach that Andrew was baptized at is called Toguchi Beach. It is a beautiful little beach not far from our home. It is considered a "sacred place" by the Okinawans. There is a small inlet protected from the elements and away from the general public that baptisms take place.

Andrew said after the baptism was over and the refreshments were being cleaned up that "I am so happy today that my heart is full of love."

I love this son of mine.

He is obiedient, loving and eager to please. He loves his family and strives to Choose the Right. We feel so blessed to have him as our oldest son.

Mom and Dad are so proud of you Andrew! We love you.


Micheal Green said...

Congratulations Andrew! Wow what a setting to be baptized.

Natalie said...

That is an amazing place to be baptized! I'm sure Andrew will always remember the unique experience his baptism was. He looks so darn handsome in white! What a cute kid! Congratulations!

Angie said...

Congratulations, Andrew!
This was beautiful ... the beauty of this place and the sound of the waves made this a very special day.

Andrew is such a sweet boy - I think it's because his parents are so kind and thoughful - they must be passing along some good stuff! :)

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of Andrew's baptism. May God continue to bless your family.

Heather said...

Andrew, what a sweetie!! Gave me goose bumps just seeing your picture. You are so handsome, and CONGRATULATIONS on your special choice to be baptized. We miss you!!!

Oliver and Keisha said...

How neat to be baptized out in the ocean! Congratulations!

thekerrclan said...

Congratulations! I just can't believe all these boys -- sunbeams from my class years ago -- are getting baptized. WOW. What a cool place to get baptized.

Amie said...

Aww... Aren't these pictures priceless? Congratulations Andrew!

ReadingFamily said...

What a cute family you have. I have loved looking at all the pictures. Your family has grown up so much. I'm glad to see you all doing so well.