Monday, August 11, 2008

Baptism Pictures




























What can I say? It was an incredible day from beginning to end. The music in the morning, the talk from God's heart through Scott's mouth, the amazing stories of hope, the gorgeous weather, family to hang out with, fantastic food, and of course the highlight of the day, over 125 people baptized. One of which was my son. I got to be in the water with him and help pull him out of the water to be reborn. Just writing that brings tears to my eyes.

Yes, I was crying before he came up. I was crying tears of joy for all the other people that I had the honor of being next too in the water, as they made this huge, exciting pronouncement of their faith. Seeing the excitement in them, the promise of hope and new life. Amazing.

And yes, I really lost it when Seth came up for his turn. Thankfully, he was the last one his daddy and I got the privilege of baptizing yesterday.

Stacey, my sister-in-law did her best with my horrible camera, but I am hoping there will be some fabulous pictures of the whole day, including my Seth, soon.

And when the video is available I will post that too.

And finally, I just need to stress to you that if you are in the area next year, or you can be in the area for this event, do it. It will change your life. I promise you. You will never forget it.

Kristen

7 comments:

Joni said...

Awesome!

Renee said...

Congradulations Seth!!!!!!

I now this was a fab day that you will never forget! How exciting to be a part of it! I can not wait to see the viseo. Bless you all. Love Ne

Renee said...

Typing through tears....sorry for the mis spellings

granny said...

It was such a privilege to be there-thanks, Kids for picking up Dad and putting all of us up! Wouldn't have missed it for the world! I cried through most of the baptisms and then Kylee Hope and I cried together for Sethie!! It was so exciting.

KeithJonesBlog said...

There is some serious joy in them pictures.

I can't wait to see the video.

Awesome stuff.

Congrats little brother!

Mandy Devine said...

So excited for you guys! I know it was an incredible day - what an awesome thing to baptize your own child! I so look forward to that day : )

Aunt B said...

Just seeing the pictures brings tears to my eyes. Oh how I wish that we could have been there to celebrate w/ you guys. God is Awesome and we rejoiced w/ you here in Arizona. I am so proud of you Seth.
love Aunt B