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Garibay Soup: Surprise Baptism!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Surprise Baptism!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now? This is a question that I think we've all heard in our lives. I look at my life 5 years ago and it's nowhere where it's at right now. We've taken a roller coaster ride with more ups and downs than I ever imagined.

I didn't expect to be where I'm at right now. I didn't expect to be in such a "family" mode. I didn't expect to be staying home with my babies. I didn't even expect to have another child.

You know what I really didn't expect..... even a year ago? For my husband to have a baptism date. October 11, 2008 my husband is planning on getting baptized. I'm still in shock, but I'm so excited. I finally have a chance at going to the temple and getting my family sealed to each other, and I have gotta say that it is by far the most amazing feeling I've ever felt.

This all came on kindof sudden. Ever since Gino started going to church he liked it, but he was holding back. Really holding back. Then as we started the discussions it seemed like everything was going against us. Things would come up where we had to cancel our discussions, or Gino wouldn't feel like it. I was starting to lose hope. Then, a week ago, my Grandma invited the missionaries and us over for Gino's second discussion. He loved it. He loved learning about the priesthood, and when the missionaries asked if he would make a goal to be baptized by 10/18/08 Gino said Yes!

The missionaries came over last night and we made a plan to get the rest of the discussions done by next week so Gino can get baptized on the 11th.

I asked Gino last night while laying in bed if he was sure that this is what he wants. He might feel guilty if he drinks wine after he gets baptized, and he really should go into this with wanting to uphold all of the rules of the church, and he said that he's ready for it. He says he doesn't care about wine all that much, and he cares more about his health. Alcohol isn't good for high blood pressure.

5 years ago I never would have expected this. A year ago, I still wouldn't expect this.

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Blogger Aimee Kieffer, aka "Momzoo" said...

wow, congrats!

September 24, 2008 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger Clarks said...

How exciting! Isn't it fun to watch blessings being poured upon your family as you make right choices?!?! I'm so happy for you and look forward to watching your family be made eternal!

September 25, 2008 at 3:34 PM  
Blogger Jenna Lee said...

oh my goodness! i am so happy for you! oh this makes me so happy! so soon!! i am so happy! i can't stop smiling! i know you arnt talking to me, but congrats...and you are in my prayers.

September 25, 2008 at 7:51 PM  
Blogger Ali said...

That is awesome Amanda!

September 26, 2008 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger Kimberlee said...

Congratulations. I am so happy for you and your family.

September 28, 2008 at 3:09 PM  
Blogger Awesome Mom said...

Awesome! Congrats!

September 28, 2008 at 8:16 PM  

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