Anyway, back to the ordination. I was blessed to have some very special people in attendance celebrating this incredible moment in my faith with me. My parents watched on as their daughter knelt before God once again submitting her life and service to his will. While my parents practice a different religion than I do, and may not have fully appreciated the miraculous thing that was happening, they were there for me – The mother who prayed consistently and fervently through my troubled teen years that God would bring me through another day and the father whom God has restored to me after many years of broken relationship. I was also blessed to have the woman whom God has made my sister in faith, if not in flesh. She was the connection that brought me further into his church and his service by her example. Lastly, God blessed me with the presence of the man who has been a father in the faith to me, my mentor and friend. He is to me what Paul was to Timothy in that he has nurtured my faith and taught me to love God with all I am, to seek God with all my heart and to rely on the Spirit to lead me through life in the light of Jesus Christ my Savior.
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Pittsburgh, PA (May 2010)