Monday, November 7, 2011

The Next General Authority

Many of you have probably already heard, but last night my father-in-law, who I am happy to call Dad, was called to be the second counselor in the Stake Presidency at church.  (for those not familiar with our church, the Stake Presidency oversees a group of wards(or what some people might refer to as a congregation) that meet at the LDS churches in this area)


The family members that live around here locally were able to join him for this special occasion.


We are really excited for him and know that while this is a huge responsibility, Dad is going to do an amazing job!!

Just as soon as Dad was set apart (which is a special blessing given by the laying of hands, just as the apostles did so long ago), Layton jumped off my lap and headed up to the front of the room.  I thought he was going to give Grandpa a hug, but nope – he hopped right up in the chair ready to receive a special blessing too.


President Berry reached down and patted him the head and said “Son, I don’t think this is the kind of ‘laying on of hands’ you really need.”

Ah President Berry, so in tune with the spirit, he pegged Layton just right.

But who knows, maybe one day I will see Layton sitting in a chair like that.  Maybe he’ll even be a General Authority one day.

P.S. Thanks Mom for letting me use your pictures!!


Laurel Shaw said...

Layton probably will be a great leader in the church with such awesome parents & grandparents who are so rooted in the Gospel!
He is a wonderful, sweet man. He picked a great 2nd counselor!

Ilene said...

Awesome! He will do a great job! And Layton is to cute! He knows it was a very important blessing, I can see why he wanted to sit in the chair next.

Kim Jarvis said...

We sure wish that we could've been there! What a special day! And I agree with Layton and Ilene - I would've loved to jump in the chair next too! Gimme some blessings! :)