First I want to thank each and everyone of you for your thoughtful comments and wishes.
Yesterday I took all your good wishes and prayers for me and I held them close as I entered into my new life.
As you may know I was baptized yesterday and it was so much more than I expected.
I could sing a song about it.
But I can't really sing.
I could try to do some kind of interpretive dance.
but seriously you do NOT want to see that.
I could paint a picture.
but I'm convinced there is no artist in the world
that could capture such a beautiful moment.
So I will just write
I arrived at church and was welcomed by my family who were there to share this Joy.
As the Pastor spoke to me to explain what would happen during the service it was hard to concentrate because of my nerves. I could hear my heart beat pounding in my head drowning out his instructions.
My Family and I sat and enjoyed the service.
Toward the end he called me up with my husband and instantly my nerves were gone.
I professed My Faith and Love of Jesus and as I said those words my voice grew stronger. I know God was there. I could also feel the love of everyone there and I knew...
This is where I belonged.
In an email that I later sent I wrote that I felt that I had waited all my life for that moment, I just didn't know it until then.
As I walked down a few stairs into the Baptismal waters I stumbled a bit. since I wasn't wearing my glasses I couldn't see the last big stair clearly. Of course! what this church congregation will soon find out about me is that I am a klutz, So what better time to show them that fact then at my Baptism!
Now the next part is difficult to write about because no words are good enough to describe how I felt. It seemed to happen in an instant yet in slow motion all at the same time. The Pastor lowered me into the water and when I emerged I felt an unbelievable "In pouring" of love. That's the only way that I can describe it. It was an indescribably beautiful feeling.
It was as if I was lifted into the warmest most comforting light imaginable, but the light wasn't outside ...it had been poured in me! I wanted to stay in that perfect moment forever. My heart was filled with such peace and love ...I know that it was God. It was one of the most beautiful moments of my life.
I hope to carry that gift of light and love forever.
My prayer would be that I could take that Love and Peace and Joy I received and share it with each and everyone of you.
Its the kind of gift you can't keep to yourself...It shines too brightly and shines even brighter when shared....and there is always enough for everyone who wants it. Thank You God