Friday, December 16, 2011

Our Christmas Miracle

See this book:
It's my favorite.

It's where we record our family faith stories.

I started writing it the night Annie asked Jesus into her heart.
I took a picture of her that very night & wrote about what happened.
I also wrote her a special blessing prayer.

It starts with a page for each memeber of our
family where I can record special dates.  

Then, Annie's faith story.

That is followed by Kelly's & my faith stories.
I love reading about how my husband
accepted Christ in his own handwriting.

It has stories of famlily miracles and God's faithfulness. 
I am also going to ask our parents to record their faith stories.

And on my birthday...
I got the best gift ever!

I got to add Bo's faith story!!!

We were waiting in the car for Annie to come out of school, Rocco was singing at the top of his lungs, singing nothing at all.  Bo stopped him, "Rocco, you should sing 'I love God!'  Like this."  And they did.  When they were done Bo said, I want to ask Jesus into my heart and be a Christian. 

WHAT!!!
We talked.
He was ready.
We prayed.
I cried!

And when we got home I took his picture.

(Much longer version in our book :)


Is there any better Christmas Gift than that?

Eternal life and a personal relationship with God!

I hope you've received God's gift!


36 comments:

Trisha said...

Amazing story and an amazing book that you are keeping for your family. I am glad you had such a wonderful birthday and I hope you are enjoying everything that is happening all around you this Christmas season! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

~Trisha

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a beautiful Christmas presents. I can only imagine how your heart felt at that moment. The book you keep is a wonderful idea.
Merry Christmas!

Aliene said...

What a wonderful Christmas present. Merry christmas to all of you.

Cassie said...

So precious! Thank you for sharing. And happy late birthday, Libbie! xx

Marilyn said...

Such a lovely story for your family ! !
Happy Holidays !!
Marilyn

Two Shades of Pink said...

Lib. I want a book like this! I always start projects like this but never stay on top of it. Is tarted a journal for the girls called To my Daughters of the king. But I could never keep going. BUT I LOOOOOOVE THE IDEA OF PUTTING FAMILY MOMENTS OR MIRACLES in there! Then I am not so overwhelmed but ti still highlights thoughts, feelings and emotions that fade with the memories. You my sweet friend inspire me so much especially to be a better mom. Love you girl!

marie said...

The angels are rejoicing...and I am too! Welcome to the family sweet Bo!

Libbie ~ I love your book idea. I wish I'd done something like that. I shall share it with my daughters and daughters-in-law.

Happy Christmas to you all!

Ann said...

What a wonderful Christmas miracle!!! I love the idea of the person writing in their own handwriting. This will be a treasure for all time.
Ann

pollydove said...

This will be a treasure for all of you forever!

We did something similar one year for Christmas for my parents. All five of us siblings and all of our children shared our testimonies of our Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ in our own words with a picture and put it in a scrapbook for my mom and dad. They said it is the best gift they have ever received and one they will read over and over again.

You are an amazing mom! xoxo

It's me said...

O wowwwwww...this is the most beautiful post i read ever !!......my heart shines......i am so glad for you and your familly....God is great !!.....love and blessings from me darling....xxx..

Martina said...

This post is amazing Libbie, it's like a christmas miracle - and christmas is the time to ask Jesus into our hearts! Bo's face is shining - so happy! And thanks a lot for your sweet comment on my art! Have a lovely 4th of Advent with your family!

Karen said...

Oh Libbie, I'm tearing as I write this. NO there is no greater present than to know your children love the Lord! Rejoicing with you. Happy dancin'!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

How truly wonderful, and I so love that you've been capturing it in photos and words!

Melissa said...

What an awesome idea to have a Faith Stories book!!! I LOVE IT! Yay for Rocco! And on your birthday! :) I love it. :)

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

how wonderful! and... happy birthday! my youngest stepson celebrated his birthday 12/11 (born in 1980) and one of my nephews also celebrated his birthday on 12/11.

The Lady said...

Awww. Sweet Bo. What an awesome idea to write down family faith stories. This is a treasure for sure. Love that smile on Bo's face:)

-stephanie- said...

Yay Bo! I can picture the angels in Heaven rejoicing over his decision.
Happy Birthday!
I thought your Christmas miracle was going to be that you were going to have a baby. :o)
Merry Christmas!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

And now I have tears in my eyes. What a blessing for all of you! Bo gave you the best Birthday gift ever.
Honey I feel terrible missing your special day.
Belated Happy Birthday.
Love this pic of Bo and I am so proud of him
Love to you all
Maggie

Ginger said...

Thank you for sharing that with us. I am so happy for your sweet boy! What a precious legacy to leave for your children and grandchildren by recording accepting Christ. This makes my heart so warm! Blessings!

Theresa said...

oh Lib...God has blessed you beyond measure... just like He promised that He would. What a beautiful gift to receive on your birthday! Give Bo a huge hug from me and include yourself in the hug!!!!!
Happy belated birthday, I know it was the best ever! t.xoxoxooxoxoxo

Jo said...

How awesome is that? I love the book. Sounds like something that could easily be done, but it will be very special to everyone as the years go by. It's wonderful to hear that Bo accepted Christ, you can't ask for a better birthday present than that! I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

koralee said...

Pure JOY...what an amazing gift!
Hugs to you all....and late Birthday hugs to you. xoxoxoo

Auntie Cake said...

Finally catching up. Way to go Bo!!!

smilernpb said...

Aww belated birthday wishes, and I am so pleased that you had a magical day - one you will never forget. I love the idea of the book.

Hugs xo

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