Thursday, January 6, 2011

I told this story at Nathan's baptism

“An older boy and his young companion were walking along a road which led through a field. They saw an old coat and a badly worn pair of men’s shoes by the roadside, and in the distance they saw the owner working in the field.
“The younger boy suggested that they hide the shoes, conceal themselves, and watch the perplexity on the owner’s face when he returned.
“The older boy … thought that would not be so good. He said the owner must be a very poor man. So, after talking the matter over, at his suggestion, they concluded to try another experiment. Instead of hiding the shoes, they would put a silver dollar in each one and … see what the owner did when he discovered the money. So they did that.
“Pretty soon the man returned from the field, put on his coat, slipped one foot into a shoe, felt something hard, took it out and found a silver dollar. Wonder and surprise [shone] upon his face. He looked at the dollar again and again, turned around and could see nobody, then proceeded to put on the other shoe; when to his great surprise he found another dollar. His feelings overcame him. … He knelt down and offered aloud a prayer of thanksgiving, in which he spoke of his wife being sick and helpless and his children without bread. … He fervently thanked the Lord for this bounty from unknown hands and evoked the blessing of heaven upon those who gave him this needed help.
“The boys remained [hidden] until he had gone.” They had been touched by his prayer and felt something warm within their hearts. As they left to walk down the road, one said to the other, “Don’t you have a good feeling?” (Adapted from Bryant S. Hinckley, Not by Bread Alone, Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1955, p. 95.)

Nathan's Baptsm

Nathan hang'n out with grandpa's horses.

He waited so long for his sissy to come he would get so lonely and beg me for a brother or sister. He is so grown up now and such an awesome big brother.Here he is when he was three years old.

Nathan and his Dad just before his baptism.

Nathan with his cousin's Brinley and Boston.

Nathan had a game after his baptism. We decided to go ahead and go since Rhett was the coach. Lance wanted in the picture too. How cute is that.

Four Generation Picture. Bailey got not looking at the camera from her grandma.

Nathan with his Grandma Udy after his baptism.

Nathan with his grandma and grandpa Grant.

Dinna Freeman, Joni Grant, Kyle Whipple, Milan Grant, Marlin Grant, Marilee Udy, Sonnet Udy, Mike Udy, Taegan Udy
Alesha Grant, Missy Grant, Bobbie Jo Udy, Bailey June Udy,RhettUdy, Lance Udy, Nathan Udy, Boston and Brinley Bingham

Nathan's Baptism was a great day! Nathan you are so cute. I am so proud of you.