My Brother’s Baptism

    “My Brother’s Baptism,” Friend, July 2005, 7

    My Brother’s Baptism

    I’m watching my big brother

    Whether at work or at play.

    I watch him very closely

    Every night and every day.

    I watch him help our mother

    Without ever saying no.

    I watch him help our father

    Mow the lawn or shovel snow.

    I watch him pray at bedtime;

    Read his scriptures every night.

    I watch him very closely—

    He helps me choose the right.

    I watched him wear white clothing

    On his sacred baptism day.

    He was following Jesus,

    Just like the scriptures say.

    Then he said something special—

    Now I can hardly wait.

    He said I can be baptized

    Just as soon as I turn eight!

    Illustrated by Pat Hoggan; photography by Karla Robinett