Happy birthday to the love of my life. Sweet, there’s no one on this planet like you. Joy and truth. Wisdom and strength. You are it all. Happy birthday brainerd. You’re the guy.
pt. 3/3 just to bring this incredible night full circle. My brothers wife was able to baptize one of her amazing girls with Kayla one of my bestfriends. This night was a night of redemption. Here I am baptizing my brother and sister, and watching my new sister baptize. This is the women I’ve prayed for my entire life. The one I hoped would love the Lord and prayed would think I was funny and wanna hang out with me. And the first time we hang out after the wedding.. we baptize beautiful souls into the kingdom. This night was one that will go down in history as the night three of my lifelong prayers were answered. IM NOT CRYING- YOU’RE CRYING!
pt. 2/3 we also had the absolute honor to baptize this radiant and joyful sister of mine. Meeting Giana three years ago made me so excited. Not only do I get a husband, but I get a little sister. We jumped head first into prom makeup and matching bracelets. Immediately I started dreaming of a best friendship that could be for a lifetime. I’ve seen her grow up in the last year more than I would have fathomed. Her choices are God breathed, her path is Spirit lead. She brings radiant joy and truth into every room. She speaks with wisdom, encourages every person and every situation, that God is redemption. I’m so proud to be her sister, and thankful she lets me into her family with open arms. I love you, G. Thank you for letting me be part of this incredible night.
“Unfailing love and truth have met together. Righteousness and peace have kissed! Truth springs up from the earth, and righteousness smiles down from heaven.” Ps85:10-11 pt. 1/3 There were many times that I didn’t know how we were going to make it past Seth’s teenage years, I didn’t know how to help or how to bring joy and purpose into His life. Countless nights the Lord would wake me up in Nashville to pray for him all night long. One night I woke up from an overwhelming dream, and with the help of a dear friends prayers, realized it was about Seth. Calling him immediately, and being brutally honest about where The Lord showed me he was at.. everything started to change. It was still hard and some days still felt hopeless .. BUT, the Lord gave me several scriptures to put on a notecard and claim over Seth many times, daily. The Lord told me that I would never recognize him in a year. And I couldn’t describe it any better than that. This God fearing, Spirit walking, prayer loving, worshipping man.. he is not the same as the shell of a apathetic and lonely broken guy I once knew. This Monday, my husband and I were able to baptize him into this new life officially. And I’ve never had a greater honor.