Friday, March 2, 2012

Baptism & Bride-dom

The night before our wedding we did the normal rehearsal day things: practiced the order of the ceremony, ate dinner, enjoyed time with the bridal party and our families while we basked in things finally coming together. We did add a little extra moment in with the evening that we'd been looking forward to sharing in our sweet little community of people. 

On September 8th, 2011 (just 24 hours before we were married) Mr. Thomas and I were baptized.

We attended church for years prior and were sure we wanted to be baptized, but somehow continued to hold off on it. Then when we got engaged I mentioned how magical the thought of being baptized together seemed. And he concurred. 

We set the date (again) and let everyone in attendance know. Then we asked the pastor that married us to do the submerging. And he agreed. 
With all of our family and the bridal party present, the pastor who married us, who is the pastor at our home church, baptized us in the pool in my parents' backyard. It was amazing. Purely, wonderfully amazing.

As we stood in the pool where I've spent plenty of summers swimming, tears burned the back of my eyes. I was blessed to share my commitment with my soon-to-be husband amongst our dearest family and friends
as I acknowledged Him as my God, my Savior.
Jason went first as I looked on. Then, our pastor and Mr. Thomas baptized me. Feeling Jason so near during, undoubtedly, one of my most cherished moments was just as wonderful as I'd imagined. 
As anti-Pinterest and wet-haired as the evening was, the choice turned out perfect. And God shined through in those early moments of our marriage. He was present for the next 24 hours. And He remains.

"For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them."
-Matthew 18:20

3 comments:

  1. love it! and being there as the photographer!

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  2. Oh my goodness, how special! I can only imagine how amazing this day was for you guys!

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    1. Such a special day Alex! And so fun to look at the pictures and re-enjoy them! :)

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