|Out into the water.|
|John asked her if she wanted to say anything. Maeryn was shy.|
I have been contemplating my baptism for years, and a couple of weeks ago, John offered to give me the opportunity to be baptized at Maeryn's event. I was baptized as an infant, but have no memory of it, of course, and feel strongly that this was an experience I needed to have. It was the perfect time, since we are preparing to leave on this journey on Saturday. It was a marker for my life. So necessary. Something about my faith is more complete.
|There was so much muck at the bottom of the river I had to take off my flip flops.|
|I threw them to the crowd.|
|I didn't realize how happy I was.|
|Refreshed and fulfilled. Ready for the journey.|
|Laughing with John was we try to get ourselves out of the muck.|
|Maeryn hanging out at the potluck picnic following her baptism. Holding her lion from our friend Hanni.|
Words can't express my gratitude to our friends, family, pastor, and Creator for this special day.