Monday, April 15, 2013

With God all things are possible

What an amazing Sunday we had!!  Shannon and I got baptized this past Sunday April 15!  It was amazing I got baptized first and Jim Plank was on my left side talking to me and Doris Schrock was the one who baptized me, it was an incredible feeling.  Shannon was next to get baptized and I got to help Jim baptize him which was such an honor!  But let me back up just a bit.  We had Daric that day so he was there to witness it along with my Mom and Step-Dad and also our very dear friends Eric and Jennifer Bertoldo!!  We felt so blessed that they came to our special day!  Baptism Sunday at The Vineyard is a huge celebration!  We just love our church family, we have made some amazing friendships there.  Oh and also I went Friday night with my Mom and Doris to see Chonda Pierce LIVE!!!  It was so AMAZING, she is my hero!  Her book got me through some of the horrible hospitals stays I had.  She is such a funny yet inspiring woman.  Oh and did I mention we got to sit up on the stage....yep that's right, almost within arms reach of her!!   So our hearts are filled with so much joy.  And our marriage is so much stronger and just keeps getting stronger the closer we get to know God.  I am so excited to see what He has in store for our future.  If I went back 7 months ago I would never have thought I would be where I am now.  Just to think that 7 months ago I thought I had nothing to live for and I tried to take my own life seems like such a blur.  I am so glad God lifted me up and I can see clearly now and I know that I have so much to live for.  Depression is a horrible disease but I feel like each day I keep my head up and pray and soon I can say goodbye to it and the medication I have to take for it.  I am just most thankful to have my son back in my life.  It's amazing how someones life can change so much in such a short amount of time.  The power of prayer is amazing and with God all things are possible!


  1. Jennifer BertoldoApril 15, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Beautiful blog Chrissy! We feel so blessed to be part of your special day. God is doing amazing things in your lives, because you have opened the door and let Him in! As you continue to walk with Him each day, your eyes will be opened to so many new things. God is so good!!!!! I could not be happier for you and Shannon!!!

  2. Thank you Jennifer! You and Eric have been such a blessing in our lives!

  3. This was a wonderful day, and warmed my heart.