Last Sunday, Hannah ask to be baptised. In that moment, I thought to myself that I needed to write this down. I wanted to take a picture of her on that day. I didn't do either. I spent the day talking to her about the decision she was making and trying to be sure she understood. It's a special day but not one that needs a pretty picture but one that brought our family closer.
The truth is, it's a memory of one of the most peaceful days of my life as a parent. She knows that she is asking God into her heart and she said it's about letting him lead your way and helping you in your life. She said that she had been thinking about it ever since she decided to stop lying :) and she knows even if she isn't perfect, God can help her.
It was a childlike version of an adult story. I struggled with her age but God tells us we don't have to wait until we are perfect bc that day will never come on earth, we just have to have the desire to walk with him. We pray for forgiveness and new life. We pray for Him to walk with us and guide us all the days of our life. Who am I to say when that day is for her? Will she do it again later in life? Maybe she will. Maybe she will grow closer to him and renew that faith with the Lord. Maybe she won't. Either way, she wants to invite Him into her life now.
So the next baptism class is on my birthday. I plan to share the special day God gave me by helping her in her faith journey.