It was really important for us to baptize Mya before we left for Austin. My doctor in Vegas and my new Doctor in Austin really didn't want me to wait and stay in Vegas another week just for this, but this was really important to Mya, and to me, and I wanted to give her this last opportunity to do something special with her family, friends, and loved ones. We made all the arrangements for her to be baptized, and the Bishop was nice enough to arrange for her to be baptized on her birthday!
Mya completely took over the preparations and let me know how the program was going to go. She had everything planned...who was doing what and when. She even made arrangements for someone to play the piano. I couldn't believe how much older she seemed already. Truth be told, I was more than happy to let her take over (I was so overwhelmed with the move and trying to keep the baby in) that it was one less thing I had to do. This was her thing and I didn't want to step in her way.
This was a moment for me... My first little girl was getting baptized! I was extremely emotional the entire day. However, even my crazy emotions couldn't mess up this perfect day. The baptism was perfect, and Mya did a great job. Thank you so much to all that participated in the program, and also to all those that attended Mya's special day. You all contributed to the wonderful Spirit that was present.
Thank you also to all of our special friends that helped make the day run smoothly:
Julie - Thank you for housing my family and I while we were homeless. Thank you for allowing so many people into your house to celebrate Mya's special day. Thank you for all the wonderful things you did for me and our family during our final days in Vegas. Thank you thank you thank you. I love you!
Roz - I can always count on you, no matter what. You are my sister, and I love you!!
Thank you Heavenly Father for bringing me one of my best friends! She is a wonderful daughter and a friend to all that know her. She is sweet and sensitive, and she LOVES to have fun. Oh, I love her so!