Today The Girl was baptized.
She is almost twenty years old, getting ready to enter her second year of college. Although we could have had her baptized when she was small as a baby dedication, we chose not to do so. We wanted her to make her own decision to follow Christ and to make her own decision as to if or when she'd be baptized.
Because she's very shy about such things, our friend, neighbor and pastor had a special service for our family after our church service today at his church. He's known The Girl since she was in first grade, so this was special for him as well. And while it only took a few minutes, we all ended up a little teary-eyed at the end. It was a beautiful thing.
My daughter has some different beliefs than I do, some different ideas and some different ways of doing things. But it's good to know that this one thing, the most important of all, is one we see the same way.
I love you, Girl!