Today is my grandson Brigham's birthday. It is an especially important one as Brigham turns 8 this year. In the Mormon Church, children are (normally) baptized at age 8 and make covenants with the Lord..
As Brigham takes this step, I hope he will feel the Spirit. I hope he will know that his parents and grandparents love him. Most of all, I hope he will know that the Savior loves him.
Brigham came to our family by way of adoption, a blessing for all of us. He is full of energy, curiosity, and a touch of mischief. (Well, maybe more than a touch.) He charges through life with the enthusiasm of a six-week-old puppy. He is also filled with a sweetness that can bring tears to my eyes.
This I know for sure: Brigham is a bright star in my life.