Then, with a group of other kids, they stood in front of the congregation and promised to love the church and obey its authority. Dr. Milton gave a very emotional explanation for how significant it all was, and took the time to speak to each child, presenting them Bibles which had their names engraved on them.
That weekend was also the playoff-tournament weekend for Colsen's soccer team, so he ended up having games both before and after the special ceremony! (Quick changes in the car!) His team ended up WINNING their bracket, so it was a very big day indeed.
And this was my favorite conversation about it with him, a few days afterwards--
Colsen: Mom, Dr. Milton was really nice on Sunday. Have you ever hugged him?
Me: No, I don't think so.
Colsen, with a big grin: He's warm.