Thursday, October 9, 2008
Happy 20th Birthday Elder Baker
Tomorrow is Quinn's 20th birthday. He is serving a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Fiji, Suva. Quinn is in the country of Vanuatu, on the island Tanna. He is having some amazing and memorable experiences and is growing spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually. We miss him, but are so proud of his dedication to the Lord.
Quinn has always been a perfectionist. He simply refuses to do something unless he can do it well. As a child, he would watch the other kids and his older brother Jordan do many games, activities and sports without participating. He would then go down in his room and practice until he could do it better than anyone else. Quinn is somewhat accident prone and we have spent many hours together taking care of injuries. Quinn is very competitive and stubborn. It will be done his way or no way, no bribe or begging or insisting will convince him otherwise. Yet, he has a very emotional and sensitive side and does very well with old people and children. I'm pretty sure he has several young girls in the primary waiting for his return and the older ladies in the ward were always telling me how handsome he was. We always joked if he could just impress the girls his age as much as the grandma's he would have it made.
We love you Quinn! Take care and WORK HARD!!