Today marks 50 years ago that I was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Now, did I know what I was doing. I think I knew as much as an 8-year old can understand. I knew that whatever little sins I had committed were now being washed away, and I was expected to try to be a good little girl.
That has followed me through my life. I've done my best to try to live up to what God expects of me.
And, as much as I enjoy searching for those records, I must also remember to record the milestones in my own family's lives. Certificates of baptism, christening, ordinations, etc. may have been stuffed into a drawer or put into a notebook. But, thanks to modern technology, those are all scannable items that can benefit those that will come after us.
So, as delightful as it is to trace our lineage backward in time, it is vital that we don't forget to come forward with our own information. Be a good little girl or boy!