In five days.
So we put the finishing touches on the house as we get it ready to sell, tie up loose ends here and there, and shift around a few plans. After this past week's rather windswept breathless days, we pack our bags and jump into the car for the five hour trek to Annapolis.
For this, the sacred, matters.
It's right up there with the day she was born. And her someday, far off wedding. It's that earth shaking, that meaningful, that precious. Yes it is.
This, her decision to honor to Christ by letting everyone know in a very public way, that her life belongs to Him and Him alone.
I will remember this evening always, surrounded by family and many friends, eager little cousins straining to catch every glimpse of water sloshing over the side of the tank. Her story of salvation read aloud, her parents, brothers, and sisters gathered 'round the sacred pool, her dad asking her the most meaningful of questions before he oh-so-gently lowers her under the water and raises her up, symbolizing sin put to death, new spiritual life come to dwell forever.
We give her the Bible that was given to me in 8th grade, our own words of love side-by-side with the original inscription.
The tears pool in my own eyes as I smile with a peaceful joy, as I release another huge sigh of gratitude.
And for the millionth time this week, I can't help but praise the God I adore, whose blessings never seem to come to an end.
* Yes, Kathryn's our sweet girl who created that little video that just about went viral around here, the one welcoming her six month old brother Tyler home from the hospital for the very first time ...
* Sharing joy with Kelly . Mary . Holley . Lyli . Susan