Last weekend while we were having a great time at the pond with the snapping turtle, Emily nonchalantly came up where a friend and I were talking, and said, "Hey Mom, do you care if I get baptized next Saturday night?" I know I should have had a really spiritual response, or something, but I am pretty sure my answer was, "Uh, no, I don't care." Later that evening I did have the great revelation to ask her if I was supposed to call somebody or something to set it up, and she informed me that she had already taken the baptism class, and they were going to send HER an e-mail with everything she needed to wear and bring. She never ceases to amaze me. So independent. I am so proud of her, for having faith on her own, and never doing anything just because she thinks we want her to.