Saturday, October 1, 2011

The JOY of the Redeemed

What can we say about the anniversary of this day? We will never forget what it felt like hearing the results of Ansley's MRI. I can remember it like it was an hour ago... BUT, today we celebrated the JOY of redemption. The unending MERCY GIFTS from the One who redeems. October 1st. Our Redemption Day.

Rob got a random teacher appreciation coupon of sorts & we decided to use it & celebrate with the kids. We went to a touristy town an hour-ish from our house to ride go-karts, play games and just celebrate REDEMPTION. Cannot even tell you how much fun we had watching our boy (the redeemed princess was too little for rides) be a little fearless. A far cry from just a year ago when his timid nature sometimes crippled him.


It's hard to tell, but do you think these two like each other?




Wouldn't you know... the place was called the Redemption Center!

Brother loves riding the "racecars". Dont even think about calling them go-karts.









Our redeemed princess. Merciful gifts of LIFE poured out...



When I passed the other car Zachary told me he was proud of me for learning to drive fast like Daddy finally.



Turns out bumper cars isn't as fun when you're the only car on the track!





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Our pastor has been graciously mentoring Rob since Dan passed away & has been such an amazing blessing to us. He shared with us when Ansley was just a baby that he wanted to share her incredibly story with the church at some point, but he just didn't know when. Well, the time has come! He is getting ready to start a series on prayer & we will be filming her story here in a few weeks to share with the church body. We are beyond thrilled at any opportunity to speak about the MIGHTY work of the Lord in her life and I will not cry. I will not cry. Do you think if I say it enough it will help?? :)


Thankful.

Rejoicing Hearts.

JOY of the REDEEMED.

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