Emma’s Baptism

Emma was baptized at our church on Sunday, February 15th.  She asked Jesus to come into her heart almost 2 years ago- April 19, 2013.  Emma has been very nervous and terrified of going in front of the church to announce her Salvation and/or being baptized in front of a lot of people.  We decided not to push her and to allow it to be her decision.  About 4 months ago she decided that she was ready to go forward in church.  She decided late on a Saturday night and we were so excited for her! 

We then had to work out the details of when she would be baptized… she really wanted her Pops to baptize her.  He is a Baptist Minister in TX and it was very difficult for him to take a Sunday off in December or January.  We were able to nail down Feb. 15th because Robin’s Mom had a 3 day weekend and he could take that Sunday off at his church.

Emma was very excited about her Baptism Day.  I went back to the baptistry with her at about 10:15 and at about 10:25 her bestest friend in the whole world opened the door and brought her flowers. :) I still remember when we went back stage to visit Aubrey before her Baptism several years back.  Such a sweet memory. 

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Emma and Aubrey checking out the water… unfortunately there was a problem with the heat pump that day and we discovered that the water was freezing cold.  I was very nervous that Emma would back out or not walk into the water.  At this point it was too late to remedy the situation. 

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Right before the baptism.  Emma was the only one being baptized that day… all of those men on the other side were just helping backstage. 

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Nervous smile…

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Here we go… she walked confidently into the water… just like a polar plunge!

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Pops said some very sweet words about Emma being his oldest Grandchild… I may have been crying backstage…

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That look on her face is “I AM FREEZING!!!”

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My very sweet friend Candace took some pictures from the audience for me… she put together this collage…

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I love having these pictures from the front- such treasures. 

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Emma is so loved- we are so thankful to all of our family for traveling and coming to be with us on her special day.  

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We headed to Mazzio’s for lunch after the service.  Here are Cash and Emma sharing a smile. 

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It was such a wonderful day, such an important day in Emma’s life.  We are so proud of her!

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