August 14, 2005

August 16, 2005

Sunday was a very important day in our family. It marked 7 years of life for Alley and 7 years of being parents for Michael and me. It is really hard to believe that she is actually that old…for those of you with little, little kids or babies, it really does go so fast even though it may not feel like it at 3 am! But we have enjoyed watching Alley grow and learn so many new things and she has been a wonderful blessing in our life.
The other reason that Sunday was an important day was that Alley joined the church. She spoke with the elders of our church a few weeks ago and officially became a member but she took her membership vows this Sunday, on her 7th birthday. She was excited to be included in communion, as that was also the Sunday of the month that we celebrate the Lord’s supper at our church. We, and several others around us when we were expecting Alley, prayed that she would never know a day that she did not love Jesus. This prayer has been answered. It is exciting as a parent to be able to see your young children being changed and convicted by the Holy Spirit and we look forward to helping her grow in grace for many more years.
She said the prayer at her birthday lunch on Sunday and one of the things she said was something I have come to expect in each of her prayers but I love it because it sums up everything. She said, “Thank you for the blessings you have received for us.” It is so true that all blessings we have, have been received by Jesus for us because he died on the cross to take away our curse. It is not just the actual blessing of salvation and eternal life but EVERY single thing that comes to us is a blessing from HIM and one that we couldn’t receive except that he already secured the blessings for us. And a little child shall lead them…..

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3 Responses to “August 14, 2005”

  1. Aunt Janahttp://www.barkerhappenings.blogspot.com said

    I am so happy to be a part of Alley’s life—to have had the privledge of watching her grow from August 14, 1998 until now. I look forward to many more years as her aunt. 🙂 I am so proud of her and thankful to God for continuing to draw her to Himself.

  2. Mom said

    Again, I am overwhelmed with the blessings of God in our family. It has been a joy to be Alley’s Mimi and see Jesus work in her heart! It is amazing that she always says, “and thank you for the blessings you have received for us” because we don’t say that, but it is soooo true! Wow! I am once again reminded of one of my favorite verses. 3 John 4 I can think of no greater joy than to hear my “grandchildren” are walking in truth. I changed it a little, but you get the idea. Love, Mom (Mimi)

  3. Aunt Heidi said

    She is so special. One of the blessings Jesus has “received” for me is having her for a neice!

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