Billy was baptized today. He was excited. I was nervous. All the way to church I had butterflies in my stomach. I asked him if he was nervous, but he said he wasn’t so I guess I was nervous enough for the both of us. He was so excited to get in his baptism clothes and to be with Bill. What a special time for father and son. He listened intently as Grandma Dunow talked about how the prophets of the church had been baptized. Most were baptized in creeks or rivers. It was snowing outside today and some prophets were baptized in a river with snow and ice, too. He said his favorite part was being in the font. He did great. He doesn’t like to get water in his face, but he came out of the water a new kid with a smile on his face. Then Bebe (grandma) Barnes gave a talk about the Holy Ghost and gave him a treasure box with a compass, flashlight and a picture of Christ to help him always remember the Holy Ghost. Then Grandpa Barnes confirmed him. Billy had three of his namesakes in the circle, his dad, father and great grandfather Hurst. It was so special to see this sweet little boy be baptized. Even though Jessica couldn’t be with us as she is on her mission, we know she was there is spirit. She said she told everyone she talked to yesterday that her little brother was getting baptized. We are so proud of him and of his decision to be baptized. We love you, Billy.