Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Special Day

Today was a very special day in our family. Tonight as we were putting Rachel to bed, she told us that she wanted to get saved. We talked for a long time about what it all meant, talked about scripture and did our best to answer the questions she had. Her spirit seemed ready and I was able to lead her in her prayer to ask Jesus into her heart. Both her Daddy and I are so very proud of her and her decision to follow Jesus.

This day couldn't have been a better day. Her decision to as Jesus in to her heart made a once dark day in my life much brighter. You see, it was 27 years ago today that my Daddy went to be with Jesus. I was only eight years old. Every year on this day, I can't help but reflect on his passing and it would always make me a little sad. Over time, the sadness has lessened, but the hurt is always there. Now, this day has a whole new meaning. It is the spiritual birthday of my first born daughter. It is now a day that will always bring a smile to my face and make my heart happy. My daughter is now my sister in Christ and a child of God. I know I will live forever with her in heaven. This makes me extremely happy.

Rachel, I love you and I am so very proud of your decision. You are growing up so fast and I pray that God will use you in a mighty way. I know He has great plans for you. Always trust Him, seek Him, serve Him and love Him with all your heart.


becca said...

oh how precious! I love that it has given a bad date new meaning.

Tera said...

Oh my goodness, I'm crying...and I'm at work! I pray my little girls will also choose Jesus as their Savior at a young age. I'm so happy this sad day has new meaning for you!

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

:). What a special day. Congratulations!!!

The Runyans said...

came to your blog from kellys. was scrolling down your page and saw this, and this is the BEST NEWS of all.

just wanted to say congrats. can't wait until my boys do!