Turning 8 is a significant birthday in our religion.
It is the coming of age to become an official member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. At this age of accountability, baptism and confirmation of receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost is given. It is a time that we celebrate and give thanks to our Father in Heaven for such a wonderful gift and opportunity to begin our progression back to Him.
We were able to celebrate Laney's special day with several dear friends and family members.
I really can not believe it. I have realized that I can't treat her as a little one anymore. I should have realized that ages ago. Especially since it breaks my back to even pick her up. I've decided that this whole "children growing up" idea is for the birds.