This is completely a personal post, so feel free to pass it up if that doesn’t interest you.
Today was a very big day. Today, February 16th, 2014, my little girl got baptized. In our Bible lessons during homeschool each day she had been asking questions about what it means to be saved and how one goes about it. I pointed her to what the Apostle Peter preached on the day of Pentecost. We discussed what each step of the plan of salvation meant, how it ties into the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and how necessary it is in our Christian walk based on what Jesus told Nicodemus.
She has known about baptism in Jesus’ Name since she was itty bitty. I have videos of her at a year old baptizing her babies in the bathtub. I have videos of her baptizing her brother in the pool. I have memories of a teary-eyed two-year-old begging her Pastor and Daddy to let her get baptized. The desire was there, but we wanted to wait until the knowledge was as well because it’s a big step of which she needed to be fully cognizant.
Now was the time. She knew what it meant, and just had to do it. She wanted nothing more than to be baptized – but she wanted to have her birthday first. So,the first Sunday after her birthday was the big day. She said it is the best day ever and that she felt wonderful afterwards. The only thing she would have changed was to have prayed after she came up – she was too nervous at the time. But she was amazing and had the most beautiful smile on her face the entire time!
Like a proud mama hen, I took a lot of pictures. And, also like a proud mama hen, I will show everyone I can. I’m so proud of my baby girl!
Here she is hugging Aunt Jess:
The smallest baptismal gown was huge on her.
Getting a big hug from Pastor. She wanted Pastor to baptize her so Daddy could pray for her.
Lots of love from Sis. Haygood.
Daddy “walking her down the aisle for the first time.”
Daddy helping her to get into the water.
Look at that smile!
Being careful with her steps.
She’s so beautiful.
There’s little brother looking on as his sister prepares for a big moment.
Smiling ear to ear as Pastor prays over her. She was looking at our Children’s Pastor, who was praying over her, too.
Getting ready for the big dip!
Gone! Now she’s on her way back up.
Daddy and Pastor praying over her when she came up.
Telling me all about it. Look how happy she is! Thanks, Sis. Haygood for getting this!
With our big girl. Such an amazing experience! I’m so thankful!