Sunday, January 4, 2009

GAP-girl, GAP-filled.




My sweet girl looks so cute in her GAP outfit from her grandmother and her aunt. Her new haircut fits the look so perfectly! ; )

Better than that kind of GAP....Mister Green and I are so blessed to say that on Saturday night Rainbow Brite came to us very seriously and told us that she was ready to be "baptatized" and that she wanted to ask Jesus to come into her heart and forgive her sins.

Praise You Lord!!!

We have been talking a lot in the past year about what it means to be a Christian, a Believer. I wanted to be so careful to not lead her into any kind of decision that was not truly of her own desire. We carefully assured her that the decision of following Christ is totally up to each person and that we couldn't make the choice for her.

I cried last night. I couldn't help it. The emotion was too overwhelming. The moment she prayed with her own words to our Living God and asked to be His child was like none other I have ever experienced. It wasn't pride, but rather complete and utter gratefulness that He so chose to bless us with our daughter and allowed us to be the ones to lead her to Him.

Even though it was her choice to get her hair cut, she was a bit upset that "princesses don't have short hair!". I showed her a picture of Princess Diana and told her that she was a REAL princess and had short hair. That helped a bit. Now my sweet baby girl is a true princess for all eternity. When your Father is the King of kings it makes you an heir...no matter your hair style. ; )

She still needs some guidance and making sure that she really understands concepts of Christianity for her age level, but we are looking forward to her own Daddy being the one to baptize her soon.

If you read the last post, you know the heartache felt in our home over the past year. God just knocked our socks off with blessing in starting out this year with a bang!

We are separated from God by our sin. Jesus filled the GAP for us. For my daughter. Thank you, Jesus.







People were bringing little children
to Jesus to have him touch them,
but the disciples rebuked them.
When Jesus saw this,
he was indignant.
He said to them,
"Let the little children come to me,
and do not hinder them,
for the kingdom of God
belongs to such as these.
I tell you the truth,
anyone who will not receive
the kingdom of God
like a little child
will never enter it."
And he took the children
in his arms, put his hands on them
and blessed them.

Mark 10:13-16

21 comments:

Kim K. said...

What a blessed and emotional way to start your new year!!

Can she be any cuter what that new hairstyle? Love it!

Enjoy your week back to school. I'm already dreading packing lunches, organizing school outfits, daycare dropoffs and homework. Yuck.

Latte-n-Libre said...

What an incredible start to a new year. I am so excited to have a new sister in Christ. OH what a joy.

ps. LOVE the hair!

Mama Darling said...

Praise the Lord! This has got to be the most wonderful day in a parent's life. A child's first birth is special, but to be born again is an eternal blessing! DD came to me last week and wanted to talk about her "second" birthday. She prayed and asked Jesus into her heart...such a sincere child-like faith. We too, want to make sure that she understands...but wow, what a feeling!
Love the hair cut!!!

{C} said...

Congrats! This is so exciting!

And what a blessed way to start 2009. Love you guys!

Shudg said...

What a true blessing! Very emotional when your children finally "get it".

Her hair is sooooo.... cute. I have to say mine is cut just like her's. :)

tollesons4him said...

I am so excited and filled with joy right now! What a way to start out a brand new year! Please give rainbow brite a great big hug from us and tell her we are proud of the decision she made!

Jinglebritches said...

Tearing up, up here in the "frozen north! Hug that precious child of God!! Love you

Tell Rainbow that we are diggin' the haircut

Glorious Expressions said...

All praise, honor & glory to our Father! Wow, the greatest of blessings, the greatest of decisions... and yet so innocent, sincere & beautiful.

And yes...the hair is tops & cute as ANY PRINCESS (long or short hair...ha ha) (& yes it DOES look like Baytown S.'s cute haircut...ha ha)

Treasure every ounce of this 'once in a lifetime moment'...

Can't wait to hear her voice tell about her choice! Richest of blessings and prayers...on every avenue and endeavor for her, you & Poppa Green!

Ruth said...

That is awesome! The angels were singing in Heaven last night.

Cammie said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!!

What's next said...

That is wonderful! I know it was beyond words when both my girls made that decision! Hair cut is precious!

ADELE said...

Oh I am so happy for her!!! What a blessing! I can't think of a better way to start off the new year! And even more special that her Dad will baptize her. Mallory says "Baptatize" too. LOL!
Love her hair. She is so hip!
Love,
Adele

Steffie B. said...

I'll have to read this when I can concentrate....stop by.....our prayers have been answered.

Nikki said...

I am so excited for your sweet girl - what a happy, happy day!
I just KNEW by your email that this is what had transpired.
I was JUST saying today that I am looking forward to the precious day when Lily "officially" asks Jesus into her heart.

AWESOME news! See, 2009 is already off to an incredible start!

Mommy Spice said...

I've been wondering when this would happen with S.G. She says she's already a Christian and talks to God herself, but she has not come to us like this. Wow!! That is the most exciting thing!! Also, could P.G. be any cuter with those missing teeth and cute haircut. I'm really wanting to cut S.G.'s hair now. I'm getting tired of it long. Ugh!! I miss you guys!!

Beverly said...

aww welcome to the family little one.

Elisa ( FC Monsters) said...

That is truly amazing, it has really moved me.

Colorado Dreamin' said...

That is totally awesome!!!!!

Journey on! by Kelleye said...

Wow ! Her hair makes her look like she's 3! Some of us wish we could do that- take the years off. Its amazing to just compare it to the picture just below here- Very cutsie! Cute outfit!

Much Ado said...

oh wow, I am just reading this post now, praise GOD!!!! This post just made me smile and cry at the same time.....Happy New Year to you all indeed! :)

Kylie said...

Hi! I'm so glad you found us again! It was great to read through and catch up on your family.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, for directing me to this post and letting me cry and praise God through it. So beautiful.

You are such an amazing family, that we are so thankful for know.