Tuesday, October 30, 2012

She has decided...

Our sweet Halley has decided to follow Jesus.

No turning back.  No turning back.
The cross before her.  The world behind her.
She entered the little pool holding hands with her daddy.
In front of our dear church, that is so much more than a church.  It is a family.  A family that cheers wildly and cries joyfully to see this little girl stand up for the savior that she loves so dear.


Our hearts are full. Overwhelmed with the gift and blessing that she is.  The daily honor it is to be her parents.
May she always follow hard after her Jesus.
No turning back.




34 comments:

  1. Congratulations! May she always love the lord and have a testimony in his atonement.

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  2. This brought tears to my eyes!! Welcome to the family, Hailey!

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  3. indeed, no turning back--praise God!

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  4. What an amazing, grown-up little person she is. May you always be a witness to God's truth and mercy, sweet Halley. God bless you!

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  5. Awesome! I wanted to be baptized as a little girl and somehow it just never got done. As an adult, I felt like I needed to stand up in front of my church family and declare my love for Jesus, so I was baptized. The awesome thing was that both of my kids were there to see and it sparked some incredible conversation. I echo Melissa in saying Welcome to the family! God bless you and your family!

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  6. What an amazing and awesome little lady.

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  7. The MOST important milestone in her life!! Congrats...

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  8. The tears are falling on my iPad as I type this! What a precious amazing thing!

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  9. What a beautiful thing...to have her profess her faith and have her daddy baptize her! Love it!

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  10. I just got chills! Congratulations!!!
    Her daddy looks soooooo happy!

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  11. i don't even know this daughter of yours, but couldn't help crying! such joy to see someone come to the saving knowledge of Christ!!!

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  12. My heart rejoices with you! The most precious moment as a parent, when they choose Jesus. :)

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  13. that's so awesome. what an awesome moment for your family and for her faith.

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  14. ...and all the people said AMEN! Welcome to the family Halley! My husband baptized our son and it made a special moment that much more special, I'm sure you all feel the same. Good job mom & dad!

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  15. I'm rejoicing with you and your family over your daughter's decision!!!

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  16. teared up on that one. precious heart. life changing on an eternal scale <3

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  17. You go Halley girl!!! What a beautiful moment, and the happiness on her daddy's face speaks more than any words could. The most important decision she will ever make, love!

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  18. You go Halley girl!!! What a beautiful moment, and the happiness on her daddy's face speaks more than any words could. The most important decision she will ever make, love!

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  19. Yay! I have chills. I hope someday my kids (the oldest is 4) make the same decision.

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  20. That video.....tissue please.

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  21. Best. Thing. Ever. Thanks for sharing!!

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  22. My heart just melted. What a special moment...and lifetime to follow.

    Hugs,
    Trisha

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  23. What a beautiful thing to see your own child put on Christ. None of mine have yet, but looking forward to that day. :)

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  24. This gave me chills. What an amazing, special thing! God's grace is definitely something to celebrate!

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  25. I don't know you and you don't know me, but I feel like we have been friends for a lifetime. I truly enjoy your blog. I have to say, after having my four children come to accept Christ and then be baptized over the years, seeing this post brought me to tears. There is nothing more tender or special than seeing a little one follow Christ. "Suffer the little children." It's exciting to see in her eyes the excitement of proclaiming her faith in Jesus and what He has done for her. Continue raising your little ambassadors to live for Him.

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  26. oh wow what a wonderful day, I just loved the video, may God gift her with this beautiful faith in Jesus all the days of her life. xx

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  27. jULIE!! So So Beautiful!! Myles was watching this with me..planting a seed. tell Halley she is beautiful..and that a little boy (8 now!!) was watching and that Jesus used her little voice in a way to speak to him.. I told him about baptism..and LOVING Jesus..and that Halley Loves Jesus..and Mommy loves Jesus..and Daddy loves Jesus..and he said..."And I Love Jesus"..The Lord has been offering His Gracious Hand over our family with regard to caring about EVERY detail..I am so glad this was one of His ways. Halley~Luiah!! (Thank you sweet girl..and her Momma!!) Much Love..Joyfully His.

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  28. Oh, what joy! I am tearing up! "I could have no greater joy than to hear that my children are following the truth." 3 John 1:4 (NLT)

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  29. Tears. I don't even really "know" your family but I love all of you. I love your hearts for Jesus and the joy & honesty you regularly communicate here on the blog. I celebrate with your family this most precious & beautiful decision!! Yay Halley! In case we never meet in real life, looking forward to dancing with you all in eternity. Hugs!!

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