On Wednesday Britain turned 12. This is such an exciting time for him as he is growing up! We decided to celebrate his birthday on Saturday when the grandparents would be here. Robert's parents arrived on Thursday night after driving from Missouri. My parents were unable to make it at the last minute because my dad who had poor health became really sick and was unable to get out of bed for most of the week.
This morning Britain was ordained a deacon and conferred the Aaronic priesthood. It was great to see him sustained in church with his new suit (he looked like a little missionary!) and his shining countenance throughout the day. It was such a special time to sit in the Bishop's office and see him surrounded by men of significance in his life and receive this precious gift. He is such a wonderful young man!