Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Kaylen's Baptism

Kaylen was baptized on March 11, 2012. She accepted the Lord about a month or two earlier during Sunday School with her small group leader, Brooke. They children's service did communion and explained what it meant and that we needed to ask the Lord to come into our hearts. Kaylen said she wanted to pray. Ms. Brooke asked her if she wanted to talk it over with her parents first and she said yes and went back to her seat. Then a few seconds later she decided she couldn't wait and wanted to pray right now. I am so proud of her! She has a real understanding of what this important decision means and I look forward to see what God plans to do with her precious life!!!!

She was excited for days beforehand. She kept telling me she wished it was Sunday at 4 o'clock. During the praise and worship portion of the service she hung out with her best buds, Rylie and Andrew. Here she is right before the service started.
She was squeezing me so tight, I could barely breathe! This girl was sooo excited!!!
Kaylen takes good care of her brother and he adores her. They are great friends and play perfectly together. I really enjoy listening to their conversations. She sought him out to give him a hug before things got started.

Tripp was great through out the service. I expected him to have a tough time since it was so long and Kaylen was last. He far exceeded my expectations!!! And isn't he so handsome in his church clothes?!?!
Here are my three favorite people on the planet!!! Not sure why we can never get Tripp to smile on camera... he really does smile all the time!
And it's her turn. I couldn't help it, I was so overjoyed that I bawled. She was so cute and small in that big ole baptism. Pastor John had the nicest words about us as youth leaders and what an honor it was to baptize our little girl. It was really a sweet moment and I am so glad God has given me Kaylen and I got to witness this event.
Here she was listening to everything she was being told.

Down we go!!!
And I love this picture. She is new!!! What a statement!! :) Okay, so I am a proud momma... I know. :)
And would you believe the only picture I have from our party is the one of the cake?!!?
We had lots of friends and family at the party. In fact, all grandparents and aunts and uncles were all present. Our community group really came out and supported us. And our closest friends from outside the church. We felt truly loved on from everyone and it was one of the best days of my life. I tell ya, there is nothing better than seeing your babies come to know the Lord on a personal level and make that statement of commitment in front of others. We had all in attendance sign a new bible for her so that she will never forget that we all support her in her walk with the Lord.

We all love you so much, Kaylen!

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Jodi said...