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Wordy Wednesday

So, this morning my daughter looked at me and said, "Hi Jenna!" Does your 18 month old toddler know your first name?? It took me completely by surprise. My parents came to my house to get her this morning and I told them what she said. "Surely, I misheard her!" My mom asked her, "Where's Jenna?" And without skipping a beat, Avery pointed right at me. Um, don't quite know how I feel about that??

This just means that Avery picks up on and UNDERSTANDS alot of what we say. Need to be careful, I think!!!

Avery where's your cheek?

Enjoying some ice cream..

Have a great Wednesday! We get the kids Wednesday nights during this summer this year. AWANAS is not going on anymore, but they are doing lots of kids stuff during Wednesday nights at church. Our goal is to get them involved not only with people where we live, but in church as much as we can.

Jordan is at a very difficult age. Not for us but for himself. He was saved when he was 7, but we haven't quite made any progress with him getting baptised. At first, he wanted his Poppy to do it, so our church said they were happy to let Robert borrow our church when Jordan was ready. We were going to do it this summer, but his mom discouraged him from doing it by telling him he wasn't ready. I know that God is present in that side of the family, but I don't think they are as in tune with church and stuff as Jason and our side are. I mean, his family is full of ministers and my parents have gone to our church for many years.

Jordan is pretty vocal at our house about his love for God and the Bible. He loves to tell us his favorite Bible stories. He knows what being saved means. But he tells us those things because we talk about it with him regularly. Last summer, when Robert and Shari had all 6 grand kids, they had a Bible study every night. We watch Bible cartoons, Veggie Tales, listen to Christian music in the car. We pray before meals. We go to church every Sunday.I am not sure if that's true at their moms. I am not going to assume, but I don't think it is. It broke Jason's heart when Jordan left one Sunday, super excited to tell him mom about his decision to get baptised, but then came back on a Thursday telling us he wasn't sure. Of all the things Jason doesn't get a say in, he felt like a complete failure for Jordan's spiritual well-being when he wasn't influential enough for this decision, the biggest one of all.

We kept asking him what changed his mind. When it came down to it, Jordan doesn't want to do it if his mom doesn't feel completely comfortable with it, which is totally understandable. We know he's saved, baptism is just icing on the cake. This can't be something we force him to do. We just have to trust that God will speak with him and give him the strength. I can only imagine how torn in half he must feel. And we don't want to push him into it. This isn't something that a kid should be forced to do. It's hard. But it's just one of those things. Poor kid is figuring it out early.

Happy Wednesday!


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