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Baptized in vision and dreams….

August 17, 2015

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Years ago when he was a boy running through the fields between the farm and school  he would look over and wish there was a pool right here.  He was just a skinny  boy but he didn’t have asthma like his brother and he wasn’t as young as  his other brother… so he was in charge of the bulk of farm work.  Back when farm work made you strong and the tractors were a dusty mess…. if you even had a tractor.   So he would sweat it out and dream of a pool and a front porch where he could watch his family swim.  It would all be worth it he would tell himself.

Just keep baleing …

Just keep plowing…

Just keep sowing….

Just keep harvesting…

Fail or succeed…

Just keep showing up….

Just keep at this same land…

He would marry that girl and they would build a family on this land…

They would chop down the trees and build a home…

Just keep at it…

Fail or succeed…

Just keep showing up….

So many dreams and memories fill his 80something head and he can not quite remember his original baptism.  All summer we have been discussing her baptizing their oldest three great grandchildren. He wanted to know if it would take away from their experience if he also was baptized that same day… by his wife of 61 years.  I laughed choking back tears to think of him being baptized literally in the vision and the desire of his heart that God gave him decades ago.  This pool and the family he envisioned in it,  “No I love it! I can think of nothing better!”

The atmosphere changed as she brought the first one back out of the water.

With the next child’s commitment my eyes teared up and I could hardly believe how blessed I am.

As my strong son declared his love and commitment… I almost forgot to take the pictures.

How is this my life? Thank You that this is my family!” I prayed silently as my aunt prayed over each child.

As my best friend slowly brought my grandfather out of the water I watched the moment imprint upon my long line of children.

Just keep plowing…

Just keep sowing….

Just keep harvesting…

Fail or succeed…

Just keep showing up….

Just keep at this same land…

He is creating family in a new way.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. August 17, 2015 2:03 pm

    A very precious moment. It truly touched my heart.

  2. August 18, 2015 9:22 pm

    That was beautiful. Amazing stick-to-it-tiveness. Wish we had more people with it today !!

    • August 19, 2015 8:00 am

      oh we do… but they are just seeing their visions now… they will see the desires of their hearts!
      T

  3. Loraine permalink
    August 22, 2015 9:26 pm

    I want to be adopted into your family! How special!

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