Sunday, April 19, 2009

4.19.09 - A Truly Wonderful Day!

Today marks a very special day for our precious son Ryan as today he was baptized! Surely the angels in heaven were singing all kinds of praises as another soul was won for the kingdom.

Brian shared today at the service how that having children was not high on his list of priorities after we had married but how that I had prayed and prayed for a child. He went on to tell how right at 12 years ago, just about this time of year, that our pastor stopped in the middle of the service and said that he had a word for someone but he wasn't sure who and went on to say "The Lord would tell you that you can stop praying your prayer - your prayer has been answered". Brian didn't know who the word was for but I certainly did. The goosebumps on the arms, teardrops in my eyes and a swelling heart was enough for me to know it was just for me. I had cried out to our heavenly Father time after time asking for a child to call our own and on that day I knew in my heart that my prayer truly would be answered. We had talked about adoption and I truly believed then that the door would open for us to be able to adopt. What a surprise though when we found out just a few short weeks later that we were expecting! Brian also shared my favorite verse out of 1 Samuel "The Lord has given me the petition of which I asked of Him". Amen, he most certainly did! Ryan is truly a blessing and we are so proud of him. It seems so fitting that he would be dedicating his life right at the same time of year that I received the answer to my oft said prayer.

I went out shopping yesterday to buy something special for him to remember this wonderful day and found a small cross that he can sit on his night stand and it has this inscription:

Before you were conceived I wanted you.

Before you were born I loved you.

Before you were here for an hour I would die for you.

This is the miracle of life.

Congratulations my sweet son!


Melissa said...

What a wonderful story...gave ME goosebumps! I know you are so proud of his big decision.

quilt'n mama said...

Yah Ryan!
We celebrate this special day with you guys, what an amazing thing to see your children grow in the Lord. I relate to your prayers so much... praying and waiting, we were married 8 years before God blessed us with our first little one:)

Felicia said...

Oh, I'm tearing up. What a beautiful story and the gift you bought him was perfect. Congratulations to Ryan for being baptized...that will be my happiest moment for my children!

Marla said...

Congrats to you and your special family. We are so lucky God chose us to be moms to the sweetest boys on earth!

ChellisFamily said...

Praise be to God!! What a wonderful day for you!! I am often asked what I would like the girls to become when they grow up - my response is that I could care what they become but I do know that I want them to know their Heavenly Father so I might spend eternity with them. That is more precious than anything they can become. Keeping that appointment with their Heavenly Father is more important than anything!! Praise God Ryan will be meeting you there!!!

Patientlywaiting said...

Wow, our son, HUNTER, was baptized yesterday too!!!

Congrats Ryan, what a big, wonderful decision you made!


Virginia and Doug said...

Praise God! That's wonderful! I'm so happy for Ryan and all of your sweet family.

Gin =)

Teresa said...

How wonderful, Carolin! I'm so happy for all of you. Your story is very special and thank you for sharing that!

Peter just accepted the Lord too and will be baptized next month (we think).