Today I took a closer step
to be with Heavenly Father.
I humbly walked down five white steps
and into clean, clear water.
My loving daddy took my hand
to help me stand up straight—
Just as he has through all my life
till now when I am eight.
My daddy showed me what to do—
breath deep, then hold your nose—
And baptized me with priesthood power
and smiled when I arose.
Tomorrow I’ll take another step
to be with Heavenly Father.
My daddy, uncles, grandpas, too,
will all around me gather.
They’ll lay their hands upon my head,
bless me, and say, “Amen,”
Then the Holy Ghost will be my guide
If I but follow Him.

[photos] Photos by Jed Clark