I know that I have been neglecting my blogging. I promise that I haven’t dropped off of the face of the earth! I’ve just been very busy, and blogging has just kind of fallen by the way side.
But I wanted to take a moment to share a personal post. So feel free to skip over this one if you’d like.
Last night was a big night in our family. Our oldest son got baptized! He had been asking for a while to do so, but we hesitated because we wanted to make sure that he understood the importance of such a big decision. We didn’t want him to feel pressured to do so because of us or anyone else. We didn’t want him to make the decision because his sister did it when she was his age. We wanted this to be all him and wanted to wait until he fully understood.
At first, he would say he wanted to get baptized because he knew that it was essential to his salvation, but then get scared and say, “but I don’t want to go to Heaven right now. I want to stay with you. Can I go talk to Jesus and come back?” When I explained that it doesn’t mean that he goes immediately, but when Christ comes back for His Church, it was as if a lightbulb went off and the fear of having to leave his family went away. He understood that yes, you’ve got to be baptized to go, but going isn’t immediate. He was relieved and excited.
Every church service he would ask if he could, and every time I would ask if he was sure and ask him why he wanted to. Yesterday morning he said he was tired of waiting and wanted to do it at service that night. He was sure and he understood why and he was excited!
So, like a proud mama I made the arrangements and was sure to document the event for him!
Big sister was so excited for her brother!
Changing into his baptismal robe, which was much too big even though it was the kids’ sized one. Cher.
Sister checking out his baptismal certificate – which he can’t wait for me to hang in his room!
The church kids all gathered around to watch the big event!
Look at my little man all ready to make the biggest promise of his life.
All smiles with his daddy.
Walking up to get baptized! He asked for our Children’s Pastor to baptize him.
Look at that smile!
Gone! Baptized in Jesus’ Name!
Sweet boy praying afterwards.
With his friends watching. Thanks, Aunt Jess for videoing for his Nanny!
With my sweet boy afterwards! He’s so proud of that piece of paper and what it symbolizes!
With the best Children’s Pastor in the whole world. He and his wife are doing the most amazing job cultivating a love for God in our kids!