Our precious daughter, Ellie, asked Jesus to be her Savior and Lord last night. She had been asking questions for quite some time but after discussing it with her did not feel she understood the discission she was making. Well, yesterday, in carline of all places, she asked me if she knew understood what Jesus had done for her but had never asked him to forgive her of the bad things she had done and to be in charge of her life, would she still go to heaven if she died. Big question for a 6 year old. It was very hard for me to have to tell her that no, I didn't think so. It is easy, as a parent, to want to sugar-coat those hard questions-and there is a place for that- but this was not one of those times. So when Charles got home, she asked him even more questions over dinner. When he got finished asking her questions and she asked what she needed to, she said she wanted to pray right then. It was so precious to hear her sweet prayer. She even started to cry. Of course, I already was :). It was a very special time.
We are so proud of her. Even today, she got home from school and said she could tell God was already changing her heart to be more like Him. I can already tell this Momma is going to have a some convicting coming from her baby girl!
Today is also a special day because my 90 year old grandmother is moving here. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's about 2 years ago, and although she has had sitters, my mom and uncle felt it was time for her to be closer to us. She has always lived about 2 hours from here but now she will be right down the street, at an assisted living home,so we can visit her whenever we want. I do ask you to pray for her. She doesn't really understand why she is having to move and no one can help her understand. It is very hard on my mom but we know this is where God has lead her to be. He has opened the doors wide for her to live here. We also know it will take time for her to settle down and become familiar with her surroundings again. We just have to trust Him!