Sunday, August 21, 2011

Spencer and the Big 12!

Happy Birthday to my Spencer!  I can't believe this handsome guy turned twelve yesterday.  Twelve!!  This is an important age in the church.  Turning twelve means he has graduated from the Primary program and advanced to the Young Men.  This afternoon, Spencer was ordained a deacon in the Aaronic Priesthood.  What a great responsibility and opportunity for Spencer to serve and represent Jesus Christ.  I have no doubt that he'll do great things.  Kind and thoughtful, Spencer has always been pleasant to be around.  He is conscientious, hard working, and diligent.  He likes to get his work done so he can curl up and get lost in a good book.  This boy reads more than anyone I know!  He is a good friend and a great student.  He likes to joke around and have fun, but he knows when it's time to be serious.  One of my favorite things about Spencer is that he goes to bed when he's tired and gets up so easily in the morning.  Somehow that skill has eluded most of the other residents of this house... 

Spencer, I can't imagine life without you.  You have been a blessing since the day you were born and continue to make me smile everyday.  Thanks for being you.  Thanks for the example you are and the happiness you spread.  Happy Birthday, buddy.  I hope 12 is your best year so far!



Lori said...

a very handsome 12 year old! congrats on his moving up in life and his great spirit!

Anonymous said...

Hope you had a great birthday, Spencer. Love the pic... you look so handsome! I tried to call on your birthday, but you must have been out celebrating. Happy #12. We love you.


Grandma and Grandpa Martin

cstowell said...

What a great deacon grin!