“Buried with Christ in Baptism, Raised to Walk in Newness of Life!”

Yesterday was such a special day for us! My sweet Lila Gayle made the step of faith to be baptized! It was one of those moments as a parent when your heart wants to leap out of your chest because it is bursting with joy! Lila is 8, so when she came to us over the summer and told us that she accepted Jesus into her heart, and that she wanted to be baptized, we wanted to make sure she fully understood. When we asked her what it means to become a Christian and be baptized, she gave us a mature and true answer. She said she knows that Jesus died for her sins, and that He is her Savior, and that she wanted to be baptized so she can show others that she accepted Jesus into her heart.

Before church in her special shirt that Grams and Pop bought her.

Before church in her special shirt that Grams and Pop bought her.

How sweet is she in her baptismal robe?!

How sweet is she in her baptismal robe?!

"She is clothed in strength and dignity, she laughs without fear of the future." Proverbs 3:25

“She is clothed in strength and dignity, she laughs without fear of the future.”
Proverbs 3:25

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We are so proud of you, sweet girl!!

We are so proud of you, sweet girl!!

 

 

 

After the service, we had a special lunch at home to celebrate! It was such a perfect day, and to top it off, my sweet niece Caroline was baptized that night! Pretty cool that they were baptized on the same day 🙂

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“Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her!” Luke 1:45

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“For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:8

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Loved how this centerpiece of pumpkins and flowers turned out!

Love how this centerpiece of pumpkins and flowers turned out!

I printed up some of our favorite scriptures to decorate.

I printed up some of our favorite scriptures to decorate!

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“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.” Colossians 3:1

I am so proud of you, Lila! I know that this is just the beginning of your journey with the Lord. I have prayed that God would call you to Him and that you would answer his call, and I am praising and thanking Him that you did! I love you, baby girl!!!

7 thoughts on “My heart is full and happy, my sweet girl was baptized yesterday!

  1. Alise Cartledge

    I’m so happy and proud of sweet Lila Gayle! Seems like yesterday she was a little, tiny baby and now she is proclaiming her faith… PRECIOUS!!

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  2. Gumpy

    My sweet Baby Girl!!! I”m so proud of her, y’all are wonderful parents and it shines through your precious children! I love you all so much!!

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