Monday, September 15, 2008

CandyMan was baptized yesterday!

It was a really sweet service. I will always remember it.

Toward the end of the service, CandyMan asked if he could go up to the altar to pray. He knew he was being baptized that morning. As he walked up there, I noticed that he was barefoot (he'd left his flipflops under his chair beside me). Almost immediately, GuitarHero followed him. As CandyMan knelt at the altar and bowed his face to the ground, GuitarHero bowed over him. Then "Mr. Dentist" and his son came and laid his hands on them both and prayed over them. And I cried. It was so sweet to watch a brother and men praying over my sons. I was so blessed.

Then to stand and watch my sweet boy be baptized and my church family cheer for him! It was so sweet. So precious.

CandyMan had asked "Mr. Dentist" to baptize him. He is the husband of my small group leader (the one for single women). He watches our children during our group time. He has become a very special man in my children's lives. He blesses them (and thus me) so much! I am so thankful for him!

It was a beautiful Sunday and a blessed day for me as a mother! I have prayed for this child since before he was born. I am so honored to be his mom.


Leeann M. Samples said...

That is just awesome!! I got goosebumps!
Love ya!
LA :)

KSchnoorRN said...

I am crying and have Jesus bumps remembering it! I love you family and I am so grateful God allows me and Mr. Dentist to be part of it!!!!

Jennifer said...

Wow! God has answered so many prayers! I'm overwhelmed with joy and encouragement from it. Brought a tear to my eye. Can't wait to share it with jason

Jason said...

Hope you will share this with the boys. Me and Eric read the e-mail and we were so excited. Our many prayers have been answered. I am so proud of both of the boys and I am praying that they would continue to grow in Christ and that they would always know that they are loved by Him and by many others including us up in here in Cincinnati.