My Baptism
    Footnotes

    “My Baptism,” Friend, May 1996, 46

    My Baptism

    Today I took a closer step

    to be with Heavenly Father.

    I humbly walked down five white steps

    and into clean, clear water.

    My loving daddy took my hand

    to help me stand up straight—

    Just as he has through all my life

    till now when I am eight.

    My daddy showed me what to do—

    breath deep, then hold your nose—

    And baptized me with priesthood power

    and smiled when I arose.

    Tomorrow I’ll take another step

    to be with Heavenly Father.

    My daddy, uncles, grandpas, too,

    will all around me gather.

    They’ll lay their hands upon my head,

    bless me, and say, “Amen,”

    Then the Holy Ghost will be my guide

    If I but follow Him.

    Photos by Jed Clark