One year ago (Friday) Emily made a life-changing decision! We are so very thankful for God drawing her to Himself! I've mentioned this on my Facebook page, but this past week marked my 29th Christian Birthday and the next day was Emily's first.
I'm so thankful that my Mom wrote that date down and that I've been able to celebrate the actual day! And, I want to continue that for my children. So far, two of them have two birthdays! And, we are praying for Samuel to join us!
Anyway, I wanted to make the evening special and help send the message that their Spiritual birth is important to us. It was a Friday night, so it worked well to make a Family Night out of it!
David got her a butterfly balloon on his way home from work and we talked about how a butterfly reminds us of our new life in Christ. Much as the old (caterpillar) self has been changed into a new (butterfly) self. (II Corinthians 5:17)
And, I ordered a book for her (which hasn't come yet!). I asked Emily what she wanted for dinner - no surprise, she chose pizza! And, I made new life cakes and I shared about the night I asked Jesus into my heart when I was about her age. We also watched Facing the Giants as we remembered she did one year ago today.
We are so thankful for the spiritual heritage that is beginning for Emily!
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Have you celebrated a Christian Birthday in your home? I'd love to hear the ways you make it special, meaningful and memorable!