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Old 05-20-2012, 10:20 PM
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As most know... I was Baptised today. I told my mom about it and my MIL knew about it but I hadn't really shared it with my dad. My dad has not really been overly supportive of my new found faith in God.

I'd been posting about it on facebook and such but I know with the new settings he doesn't see much of my posts anymore as facebook has deemed me not interesting LOL.

I posted videos of my Baptism today on facebook (which was awesome by the way... and when I upgrade my photobucket account I will post them here if anyone is interested in seeing them) and my dad "liked" the video. I thought he was away at a golf weekend so I was surprised he was online. I came online and saw him on MSN and we started chatting.

First thing he said was "I wish I had known about this weekend... I would have been there" I was like "Really? I didn't think you would be interested" and he said "I'm always interested in everything you do... especially getting Baptised... that's a BIG deal"

That floored me. I told him that I thought he would think it was silly because I was Baptised as a baby and I really didn't think he would understand my coming to Christ.

I know he's a pain in the butt and he teases me a lot but it really hit home that he felt this was IMPORTANT and wanted to be there for it. Just the sentiment means something to me. I am always amazed at how my faith in Christ has started to touch both of my parents.

I really did not expect my dad to pay any attention to this at all because he's always been a bit critical of my faith and teased me about it but this really touched me and makes me think that maybe my faith is touching him even though he might not admit it

God is good... ALL THE TIME!!!!!

BTW... my baptism was AWESOME! We had a great time and it was amazing being surrounded by people I love and who love me cheering me on while I told my testimony of how I came to Christ. I will post videos when I can but if you have me on facebook you can see them whenever. I didn't post my testimony on facebook but I'll give the cliff notes. I came to Christ in my early 20's. I was in an extremely emotionally and mentally abusive relationship. I was stuck in that relationship for three years and I could not find a way out. I was a shell of myself. I had lost all hope and was really ready to just give up. One night while he was out (cheating on me I found out later) I was home alone and totally lost and looking for a way out. it was then that I felt God for the first time... or the first time I would admit that it was God. He gave me the answers and gave me the strength to GET OUT!!!! He saved my soul but he also saved my life on this earth. That was the moment I was saved but not nessecarily when I started living for God. Living for God seemed so hard and impossible. It wasn't until years later when I realized how EASY it really was to just live for God. 9 years later here I am with an amazing husband, giving me a relationship that I never thought truly exsisted, a beautiful daughter and incredible friends and we tied it all together with the most wonderful church. small... a converted house. congregation is only about 30 people at best but we are FAMILY!!! it's awesome

I know if I ever need anything I can turn to them... especially our Pastor and his wife.

but really in the end... today was AWESOME and the fact that my father (a man to has called people like me "bible thumpers") really wanted to be here for me during such an important time means SO MUCH and my mother has been talking about God in a way that I never thought possible. A way I never experienced as a child.

God is Good... ALL THE TIME!!!!
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:44 PM
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Congrats on that and I'm glad you're dad was supportive!
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:41 PM
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Awww that's wonderful that your parents are so supportive! I was lucky in that my parents always took me to church growing up & both have a pretty strong faith now, but I always love stories about people who can help their parents be inspired by God
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*relief* I was bracing myself to hear how he hurt your feelings over it........what a happy surprise!

Congrats again on the baptism, I liked your blue robe! We have white ones, and you know what happens to white when it's wet! LOL Luckily, everyone wears clothes under it! haha
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:29 PM
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thanks guys

Yeah I'm really glad he was so supportive of it because I was expecting him to make fun of me lol. My mom is much more open to it than my dad is but I can see him cracking a little here and there lol.

I liked the blue robes too. I thought they were going to be white and I did have shorts and a T shirt underneath but I'm glad it wasn't a clingy soaking wet WHITE one. Clingy blue robe is much less see through

Growing up with my parents it wasn't like they were athiests... they believe in God but that's about as far as it goes. If you asked them if God exsists they would say yes but they wouldn't identify as Christian and I don't think either one of them has ever set foot in a church unless it was for a wedding lol. My dad sees people who go to church as "bible thumpers" though. I remember hearing that term a lot growing up. He's said that to me a few times, too. That's why I was so surprised when he said that he wished I had told him because he would have wanted to be there and thought it was a big deal. I didn't think he'd see it as anymore than getting dunked in water.
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