Raising Memories: Talia's Baptism Photos
  

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Talia's Baptism Photos

I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We’re sometimes called "Mormons" or “LDS”- short for Latter-day Saint. I don't know how much you know about Mormon beliefs so I'll tell you a bit about LDS Baptism today because I'm sharing some photos of Talia in her baptism dress and also because I will be sharing more about her baptism in a few baptism-related posts that will be coming up on the blog.

Baptism Photograph

We believe in baptism by immersion and we don't baptize children as babies because we believe that they are not accountable then. When they reach the age of accountability (age 8) they can choose to be baptized. Here is a scripture about that from the Book of Mormon:

Moroni 8:11 And their little children need no repentance, neither baptism. Behold, baptism is unto repentance to the fulfilling the commandments unto the remission of sins.

LDS Baptism Photography

A man who holds the priesthood can perform the ordinance of baptism, so Talia's Daddy baptized her. During baptism, the person being baptized and the person performing the baptism wear white clothing. We found this pretty white dress for Talia and went out to get some photos of her wearing it, to remember this special event in her life by. (We knew it would be FREEZING cold when her 8th birthday rolled around, so we went out early for these photos ;)


LDS Baptism Photos

There is a song about baptism that we like to sing in our home called "When I Am Baptized" (but we call it the rainbow song). These are the lyrics:

1. I like to look for rainbows whenever there is rain
And ponder on the beauty of an earth made clean again.

Chorus
I want my life to be as clean as earth right after rain.
I want to be the best I can and live with God again.

2. I know when I am baptized my wrongs are washed away,
And I can be forgiven and improve myself each day.

Chorus

I used a little Photoshop magic to add a rainbow to one of the photos I took and I love the way that it represents a lot to us when we look at it, about the meaning behind baptism.


Well, I wanted to share these photos with you and to briefly explain a bit about LDS Baptism so that you would understand what I'm talking about when I refer to Talia's baptism in a couple of future posts :) This blog isn't all about mormon beliefs, but if you have questions about them, you're welcome to ask me in comments or by email.


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7 comments:

  1. I love her dress! My daughter is 6, so we've still got a couple years to go. Congrats to Talia! She's a cutie, and I know that she'll remember this day for her whole life!

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    1. Thanks Karen! :) It is an exciting time- and pretty crazy as a parent to suddenly realize you've got an 8 year old- the time FLIES!

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  2. Congratulations. She is a pretty girl.

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