I love this picture of Alise standing in her robe before the services began. You can see the stain glass that over looks the baptistery and the front of our sanctuary as well as Wayne and Kenneth talking it up on the other side. We do baptisms at the beginning of the service at our church, which was really backward for this brought up Missionary Baptist girl, but I'm use to it, now. As our children's minister said before he baptized Alise, he could think of no better way to begin a Sunday morning service.
This picture is a little dark, but my favorite of us as a family. I can't tell you what Alise's decision to accept Christ and follow Him in this way means to me. When I found out that I was pregnant, I began praying for this day in my child's life. And then, when we found out we were having a girl and a little later when we decided on a name, my prayer became more personal. The decision to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior is more important than who your high school prom date will be, where you go to college, or even who you choose to marry. It's a free gift with a decision that lasts throughout eternity and that's why it means so much to me. Because no matter what happens to Alise in her life, she will always have Jesus. Nothing will ever separate us as a family. We celebrated the day by going out for lunch and then later that evening, we went tubing on the bayou with some friends and had pizza. It was a GREAT day!
On Saturday morning, Alise cheered at her first football game! And to say it was HOT would be a total understatement! Oh my goodness! It was so hot! The humidity was awful and of course I worried about her the whole time thinking she would fall out with a migraine and throwing up. Alise's face was very red and she was sweating profusely, but seemed to be okay. They had several water breaks, but only one rest time which was during half time. She made it the entire game cheering for her classmates and she loved every minute of it! But the temps were so bad that my parents were only able to make it through half the game. When we got home, the first thing Alise did was jump in the swimming pool!
On Friday night, Wayne and I stayed up until one o'clock in the morning watching chic flicks in the theater room. We watched "Labor Day" and were pleasantly surprised. I hadn't read the book and the movie was kinda slow, but it kept our interest. Then, Wayne decided he wanted to watch, "Fault In Our Stars," which I had already seen (and read the book) and he liked it. I thought the movie was better than the book.
I actually fell asleep during the Alabama game Saturday afternoon. Shame. on. me. A friend of his, who is an Ole Miss fan, came over to watch that game in the theater room. I'm beginning to see a pattern to our Saturdays. And until the weather decides to cool off so that we can enjoy cooking and watching the games outside, I foresee many more football games upstairs for us!