Friday, October 1, 2010
Meet Madison Suzanne! #1
When I was five I wanted to be saved. Daddy talked to me about it and we prayed. I was baptized the next Sunday. One Thursday a few years later, daddy sat us all down at the table and asked us if we wanted to move and live closer to Papa and Granna. I almost bursted into tears! I didn't want to move. I liked where we lived. I put my hands over my mouth because I was about to cry. I started to look around my room thinking that we would not be staying here much longer. I began to ask mama questions about it and she told me that we would go to Pleasant Valley Baptist Church where daddy would preach and the church would vote on us coming there. I hoped that they would vote no. But, when daddy preached and we went into the back, Bro. Andy Hickox came in and guess what he said? They voted yes. I was a little happy, but not much. Leaving Old Union was very sad. When the day came, I did not want to move. On top of that, we could not take our dog, Molly.
When we got to PVBC I did not know anybody because we had been in Harlem for five and an half years. Time went on and I did make lots of friends. One night I began to wonder if I was actually saved. When I was little I wanted to be saved because everyone else was. I kept on telling myself, "Madison, you are saved. Don't worry about it." Well, one night I was at Mrs. Susan Strickland's house and people were talking about others getting saved. I finally realized that I was not saved, so the next Wednesday after church I told my daddy about it. He talked to me about it and I was saved that night!! I was baptized soon after. Time has gone on and I have failed before Almighty God, but I have asked for forgiveness. It is September 30, 2010 and I have been listening to PVBC choir singing at the Choirfest. I feel like I never want to leave, but I know that one day I will. I wish that it isn't until I am married!
Just a note from Mama and Daddy:
Madison is a beautiful 11 year old girl with a big heart. She has dark blond hair with precious freckles and big blue eyes. She is a great big help in the home. She helps cook and clean. She is the best biscuit maker in the house, can we get an "Amen?" She loves to read. Mystery books are her favorite. She looooves people. If we could have someone for dinner every night, she would be thrilled! She also enjoys singing. Fall is her favorite time of the year. She tends to get silly and loves to have fun. She is a thinker. Always analyzing things. We are seeing God slowly grow her into a young lady. It is bittersweet because we know our time with her in the home is getting shorter.Our prayer is that God would greatly use her and grow her into a godly young woman who gives Him glory in all that she does.