Thursday, March 13, 2014

3.6.14

Last Thursday is a day I'll never forget. There are so many emotions, so many little moments and so many special words said from Thursday night that I don't want to ever forget. So as soon as I climbed into bed that night I wrote down everything.
 
I won't share everything because that would take too long seeing as it was about 5 pages in my journal so I'll give you the short version.
Matthew and I have been talking about me getting baptized for some time now, he never pressured me into it because he knew it was a decision I needed to make all on my own. He would answer any questions I had and backed it up with scripture. I was baptized when I was younger but I didn't really understand it and just did it because I was told I needed to so I knew I needed to, I just needed the courage to finally do it. I have been praying for the past few months now and kept waiting for the right time. Well then it slapped me in the face Wednesday night that there was never going to be the right time.
So Thursday night we had gotten back to Matthew's apartment and were sitting in the car I told him I wanted to get baptized. The look on his face when I told him is something I will never for the rest of my life forget. Just thinking of it bring tears to my eyes.
After that everything was kinda a big blur. Matthew went into FAST mode. I had to remind him to slow down so we could make it to the church alive ;)
We ran by my apartment so I could grab a change of clothes and then headed to the church to meet our campus minister and a few other ones.
I was a nervous wreck and I still don't know why and I still don't know why it took me so long to finally make the right decision. Like I said, we had already talked about it so we both knew I wanted Matthew to baptize me.
 
Our campus minister came in the room and told us how everything was going to go and showed me the towels and then told me to wait on one side while he and Matthew went on the other side so Matthew could get ready. Time was moving SO slow those few moments and then finally I saw Matthew's big ole grin coming up the other side of the stairs and couldn't help but tear up.
 
I walked down to Matthew and then he baptized me.
SO.MANY.EMOTIONS coming up out of that water.
I do know that I made the best decision of my life, to devote my life to Christ and to be baptized for the remission of my sins last Thursday night.
 
There were about 15 people there to watch me get baptized and I am so thankful for everyone that was there, that hugged me and that loved on me and told me how proud they were of me and that celebrated with me after. I never imagined having all these friendships here in Cookeville but I am so grateful for them. After, we all went to Big O's to get donuts :)
 
video
Here is the video Matthew's brother took for us.

6 comments:

  1. Praise God! This is such great news and such a wonderful step in your relationship with God! How so very sweet and precious that Matthew was able to baptize you, that is seriously just the best thing I've seen all day.

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  2. Congrats! What a great day for you. And is Matthew wearing waders?

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  3. Congrats! What a blessed time that Matthew was able to baptize you.

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  4. Oh how sweet! You two are so cute together! Def a special moment to share together. One you will never forget! I told my husband the other week that I want us to get baptized again together. We were both baptized when we were younger, but I think it would have a whole new, sweet meaning if we did it together.

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  5. Congratulations! I'm vey happy for you. It's a great decision to make :)

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  6. DUDE! Praise God!! I'm so happy for you! The angels were rejoicing with you. I love seeing people make that decision, and even though you did it when you were younger, it's like you said, you didn't REALLY understand it - and now that you did, you wanted to do something you KNEW your heart was in - that is awesome!

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