Yesterday was a pretty amazing day. It was one of those days. The kind a mother treasures in her heart forever. The kind with eternal significance.
Yesterday all four of my children were baptized. They chose to do it together. They were not forced and they all knew it would be okay if any of them choose to wait. But they wanted to do it together.
Could someone please pass a tissue?
Here is Ann being baptized by the Senior Pastor.
Here is Eve right after she was baptized by the Senior Pastor.
Here is Bob, right before he was baptized by his Youth Pastor. Bob was the only one brave enough to speak. He gave his testimony to the entire congregation. Coherently. And he used words. And they made sense. And did I mention he was in front of the entire congregation? Amazing.
And here is Will about to be baptized by his youth pastor.
The other thing that made yesterday amazing? I did it too. There are no photos of me getting baptized. This was not by design, the photos just didn’t turn out, but that is okay with me.
I had not been baptized yet for any good reason. Mostly it was because it is a goal of mine NEVER to get up in front of a crowd. EVER. But I decided if my 10 year old could gather up the courage then so could I. This was the year of courage, remember?
What a day. What an amazing, wonderful, terrifying, eternally significant day.