Monday, February 14, 2011

An Outward Expression of an Inward Change

On February 13, 2011, Jeff, my mom and I were baptized again, as adults. Jeff and I were both originally baptized as infants in the Christian Reformed Church. We also carried on the tradition with our children when they were babies. While we fully believe in dedicating our children to the Lord as infants, we also believe that there comes a time in ones life where, as an adult, it is important to let the world know you love Jesus Christ. Jeff and I have been through a lot as a couple. I am willing to bet that we have been through more than what most couples have or will ever go through. Things came to a head in our lives when Caedyn had her first seizure. It wasn't until the last year that we fully entrusted our marriage and our children to the Lord. Up until that point, we carried on in our lives as most people do, with a nice house, beautiful children, good jobs and very minimal struggles. We had everything but the white picket fence and took A LOT of things for granted. :) It is amazing what God will do to bring you to your knees. Job loss, a marriage heading in the wrong direction and a child with an unexpected long-term medical condition doesn't usually make for a very positive outcome without a massive change. We both agreed it was time to let go and let God. We are excited to work on this journey together. While it can be hard to put God first in our busy lives, we know it is imperative for both of us personally, as a couple and a family. We are excited for what the future holds for all of us and know that we all are part of His perfect plan!

Jeff giving his testimony

It was FREEZING! My beautiful mom giving her testimony

1 comment:

  1. I am so happy for you Jen! I can't imgaine what this past year has been like for you, but I am certainly glad that it has brought you closer to God and to your husband. Praise God.

    PS Caedyn is so cute to watch with her new milestone. Congrats to you!