The highlight of the year...
was at the very end of the year.
Our most joyous news of 2012 is that Shepard decided to follow the Lord on December 30th.
Another sheep in the fold... we are THRILLED beyond words!
As parents we hesitated a little... he's 8 years old and we wanted him to really know. But in our discernment, we believe that this precious child had really already made his commitment to the Lord in his heart. He just needed to make his commitment known and confirm it with us. His heartfelt prayer to follow the Lord all the days of his life was so precious!
So, as Shepard loves to say now, "He's BORN AGAIN"!
I snapped these two pictures with my camera that evening with Shep...
(They are really grainy, but it's good that we don't have to have great pictures to have the memory in our hearts.)
January is so cold... but we are trying to work out a baptism soon in our pond. :)
Thank you, Jesus, for bringing Shepard home! Our hearts are FULL...