Kamryn Birkhimer turned 9 on Nov 1 and was baptized on Dec 3. She, with her mother, Sunny, and her brother, Kolton, have started coming back to church the last few months, but we didn’t manage to get Kamryn baptized before she turned 9 so we helped teach her and she is now a member of the Church. She was fun to teach and so excited to be baptized.
Her less-active dad, Jerry, and her non-member Grandma and Grandpa Birkhimer were at the baptism. Jerry declined the chance to baptize his daughter, but he acted as a witness for the baptism. She asked Elder Green to baptize and confirm her. It was a wonderful event and the Spirit was there so, hopefully, all felt it.
We are gearing up for the Christmas holidays, not looking forward to being away from family this year. We had decided not to worry about decorating for Christmas since we don’t want anything more to take home, but we couldn’t help getting a little something. This is our Christmas tree.
It’s all of 12 inches high but does the job. We attended a volunteer dinner at Wheeling Hospital and I won the white poinsettia in a drawing and the red one playing bingo. The table cloth and salt and pepper shakers are Dollar General. That’s the extent of our decorations for this holiday. We feel very festive now. Most of all we are grateful for our Savior who’s birth made the whole Plan of Happiness possible.