Saturday, November 22, 2008

Emily is 2

My how time goes by. It's been 2 years since God blessed me with my first child Emily Leilani. It was by no means an easy delivery. I ended up with preeclampsia at 37 weeks so by 38 weeks I was induced. Two in a half days later my beautiful little girl was born. She was 6lbs 2.5oz & 19.5 in long. I will always remember the joy I felt when the nurse put her on my chest for the first time.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Seven Years Ago Today...

I had believed that I was saved as a young child {because that is what I was told}, but around the age of 11 I started to doubt that. Whenever Pastor would ask during the invitation if anyone needed salvation I would raise my hand, but never enough for him to see. I kept telling myself that I was saved, but I didn't feel it. Well in 2001 I went to the Northwest Youth Conference. The meeting was going the same as it had the previous years that I had gone to until Dr. Johnny Pope preached Friday night. He preached a sermon about salvation, about how he could remember every detail of what his mother was wearing, where they were at, etc. During his testimony & sermon I felt tugging at my heart. I had finally realized that I was not saved. I became scared. I waited til the end of the service then I turned to my youth director & told him with tears starting to form in my eyes that I didn't believe I was saved. He jumped over the pew & led me to the Lord. I instantly felt a big weight lifted off my chest. I was so happy. I can remember every detail of that moment. I thank God everyday for my salvation. I just felt the need to share that today.

I also wanted to say thank you to my youth director & his wife for willingly being there, not only for me but for the other teens alongside me.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Here's a few photos of Little Noah & his big sister Emily.