March 7, 2001 was the darkest day of my life. I found out I was pregnant, not just pregnant, but ALOT pregnant, 25.5 weeks to be exact (that story is for another post, another day)
When I think back on that day, I know that God is the only thing that got me through it.
Even now when I talk about that day, and the following weeks after it, I always think about the footprints poem. I know that looking back that time in my life, there will only be one set of footprints in the sand, because God was definitely carrying me through life.
I hated everything, everyone, myself, except God. I knew what He was doing. He was trying to get my attention. He wanted me to quit living the life I was and focus on Him. I always felt the Holy Spirit tugging on my heart, but I was really good at shoving it away. I just always told Him, when I get a family, I'll get back to focusing on you again, so thats just what He did, He gave me a family! And I'm so thankful that God did!
All of that to say this....
That terrible, awful, no good bad day was redeemed ten-fold this morning.
Johnathan Brock Van Hoy was written into the Book of Life on June 18,2010.
This morning, August 15,2010, Brock was baptized. He washed and made new by the blood of Jesus Christ! It was the most incredible experience. I'm so proud of the boy Brock is.
I truly believe that the Holy Spirit called Brock to give his life to Christ. And he obeyed. Without hesitation.
What an amazing example he is of Christ's love for all of us!
Peace Out Hommies!