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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Noises from the backseat

I wish that I had a video or sound clip to go along with this post, but unfortunately you will have to just take my word for it. 

Something I was not prepared for: Madelyn hates the car.  HATES the car.  I think it stems back from when we first brought her home the weather was so very hot and she has not yet forgotten it.  Lorelei was a great car-rider from the first day we brought her home.  Just put her right to sleep.  Madelyn...lets just say it has been a challenge to go anywhere. 

In our search to find something that will soothe her, we popped in the new children's Christian music CD I had bought.  GLORIOUS!  Somehow, she loves it!  So, if you see us driving down the road, you can be almost certain that we are bopping along to "Arky, Arky" or perhaps "Father Abraham."  It is awesome that our little baby loves to worship at such a young age!  Honestly though, it is hard to be mad at the driver in front of you when you are singing along to "He's got the whole world in His hand..."

Sometimes when I forget the music is playing and I am deep in thought, I hear from the back seat Lorelei shouting "AMEN" to "If you're happy and you know it" and it just warms my heart.  Lorelei is getting to know most of the songs on the CDs (notice CDs is now plural) and it makes the car a happy place and to hear Lorelei actually starting to sing praises to God...I cannot tell you what a joyous sound it is.

Also, if Madelyn is upset, Lorelei starts saying "Its okay Madelyn, Shhhhhh" in her sweet little voice. 

Turns out, maybe it was a blessing after all that Madelyn didn't like the car :) 

For everything happens for a reason...


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

To God be the glory!

What a very special night!  My amazing husband was baptized!  For the past year or two, the Lord has put it on his heart that he needed to be baptized.  Adam became a Christian at the age of six and was baptized at the age of nine.  However, he really rededicated his life to Christ after college and now that he is a husband, father, and leader of our household, the Lord put it on his heart that he needed to make a public declaration that he is a follower of Christ.
August 6, 2011 at 12 Stone Hamilton Mill at the 5pm service, Adam was baptized by Pastor Kevin Queen.  It was so special to be there with him.  What made it even more special was that Lorelei was there to see her Daddy be baptized.  While she didn't really understand yet, she will understand more someday and she will get to see the video too!  Whenever we talk about Daddy getting baptized she says "Daddy's bath."  Oh so sweet!

I am so proud of my husband!  I have had the privilege of watching him mature in his faith each year that we have been married.  I cannot wait to see what the future holds as he continues to lead our family in His path!  I love you Adam!

Here are our sweet friends who came to support Adam (and Heidi and Ryan who didn't get to make it to dinner).  Dinner was very chaotic with 4 children 2 and under and I loved every second of it!  It is so wonderful to share life with so many wonderful Christian friends and babies!  Love our small group!!!

Adam signing the baptismal