i'd say i really became a christian when i accepted/re-accepted christ, august 5th, 2002. the idea of baptism never really presented itself and even after the first two years of living as a missionary it never occurred to me. but the holy spirit started moving.
we've planned to do it several times in the last two years but things have always come up. i was going to get baptized last year on september 13th, then mike's dad, joe, died on the 10th. then i planned on doing it in the spring after nohemi was born, but an earthquake decided to destroy haiti and those plans were thwarted as well.
but this summer, i went to a youth conference to help with praise and worship, and felt god say, "goody, it is well past time."
so fast forward to august 28th (the same day my godson was born!) and we made it happen. i'll try and just let the pictures speak for themselves but just know that it was an amazing day.
i love watching people love up on our kids (our great friends, will and audrey)
jackie and one of her little ones and dave schwulst (i was baptized at his family's compound)
cherry schwulst, an incredible woman of god, mentor and friend
deb, who happens to look stunning with a canopy backdrop
mike and our friend, isaias, were the ones who baptized me
i love this one...it was so amazing to have my husband baptize me
dominican tradition is to take a jump in the pool, river, lake, wherever after you're baptized. landon wanted to do it too.
i seriously could not believe how many of the people i care about came to this, i was only expecting a handful. it was so surreal.