Friday, September 27, 2013

Ryan's baptism

 What an amazing and unforgettable night.  Ryan became a believer on Christmas Eve in 2009 at age 6, he completed the new believers class at church and we've had lots of discussions over baptism the past few years.  Mark and I knew that when he was ready he'd let us know, and that's exactly what happened.  He cam home from Sunday school a few weeks ago and said "I think I want to get baptized on Sept. 22".  Typical Ryan Wood behavior,  when he's ready to do something he does it.  He absolutely cannot be talked into anything ever!  We know this quirk will serve him well later in life.  After my mouth fell off the floor Mark talked to him a bit about baptism again and he wanted to know if GP would be able to do it.  Again Ryan's idea, Ryan's timeline and it was perfect.  So, the night before Ryan turned 10 he professed his faith to a group of believers at First Woodway.  GP got to baptize him, and it was a treasure that I will always remember.

I love seeing my dad with my #1.  
Excited, emotional parents
 Brady's favorite place to be between Honey and Grandma.  So thankful they were here too!
 powerful expression of faith

 I've never been more proud of him!
 it was awesome 
 Happy Woods
 so grateful that my sisters and brother-inlaws and cousins were there too.  
It's an amazing thing being a parent.  It can be the biggest adreline rush ever or the lowest low possible. I think that being a parent gives us insight to how a Father loves and forgives and how awful it was seeing His Son die on the cross.  To know that my Father in heaven loves my Ryan more than I can comprehend is overwhelming to me sometimes.  

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