Zachary’s Baptism

I still remember the first day I met Melissa.  I can still see her beautiful fingernails and hear her contagious laugh.

Six years later, Melissa and I have shared some home-cooked meals and many Taco Bell lunches.  Although I still love her fingernails and laugh, I’ve grown to admire her as a Christian and a mother.  I’ve told her this before, but the more I’ve gotten to know her, the more like her I want to be.  Not only does she teach her children how to obey God, she also teaches them how to hear His voice and understand His love.

At a time in my own life when I felt over-whelmed with ‘stuff’ that was keeping me too busy, she shared her views on being a mother of young children.  She talked about all of the hobbies and things she really enjoys doing.  Then, with only peace in her voice, she told me how she had decided there would be plenty of time for her to enjoy those things in a few short years.  She knew her boys would only be ‘little’ for a short time.  She made a decision to put some of her interests aside and enjoy her children while they were still young.

Sunday was a very special day for Melissa and her family.  Zachary, her oldest son, was baptized in Lake Lanier by his dad.  It was a beautiful moment.  I couldn’t have been happier to be a part of it!

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