Monday, September 20, 2010

"We will tell of your good works..."

Margaret Lee was baptized yesterday. It was such a special day; words cannot describe. Let's just say when the choir opened the service, walking up through the aisles singing "We come, O Christ, to you," the tears came flooding out...
On bed rest I remember pleading with God that we would see this day. I envisioned us standing before our church, telling of God's healing, of His goodness, and His power. I prayed - oh how I prayed - for us to hold our baby in our hands and claim God's covenant to His people with her baptism.  

Yesterday the minister who visited me weekly in the hospital and prayed over and for Maggie and me was the one who baptized her. This is the same minister who encouraged us to seek God through it all, to trust Him, and to love Him though our trials. He and his wife lost a baby girl of his own a few years back and God hand-picked them to be part of our lives during our whole ordeal. But God is good. Yesterday, in addition to baptizing Maggie, he also baptized his newly adopted precious son. God is faithful; He is good!

We love you, Bunny...

With Mimi (justin's mom)
Wearing the dress her older sister wore...
You are a child of God, Maggie. It is our prayer that we will be able to raise you and your sister to know that. We strive to bring you up in a family that loves the Lord. Our hope is that we will teach you to walk in His way and to seek Him in all you do. God has truly blessed us in allowing us to be your parents.


  1. There wasn't a dry eye in the house! What a powerful example of how good God is and how loved Miss Maggie is! Thanks again for letting me be a part of it!

  2. What a precious moment, I'm squalling just looking at her. Your whole family is a living testament to God's Glory and your faith. I get so much inspiration from you guys and you are all in my prayers. You are an example that God is good all the time, and all the time God is good. I'm so happy to see Maggie grow and I continue to pray for God to shower his blessing on you and your family. There are no words for what a blessing you have been for me to witness. Even though we have never meet I love your family so much. Thank you for sharing this beautiful story that is your life.

    all my Love,
    Samantha Baldwin, a.k.a. Sam
    Dr. Wooten's office manager

  3. She is beautiful, Lee. Absolutely beautiful. Praise God for Maggie and her million dollar smile!