Mattie prayed to ask Jesus to be her savior today!
We were talking about it all at breakfast and she said, "I already believe all those things. I know I do wrong things - that's called sins - and need someone to save me so I can spend forever in Heaven with Jesus. How do I do that?" So we talked about that and then prayed together. She doesn't understand the magnitude of her decision, but I'm not sure I even understand the magnitude of it all.
When Jacob prayed "for a new heart," he was five. I didn't celebrate it or make a big deal about it because I wanted to wait and see if he really got it, if it was real. I have been sad since that day that I handled it that way. Because I was waiting it out, I didn't write down the specific date. I didn't make it a big deal. I didn't have a special dinner or write it in his baby book. I have tried to figure out the date as best I could, but all I know is that it was during the Spring when he was five. And I was determined I would not do that with Mattie. I think she has believed to her greatest ability, and that's all Jesus asks for.
So today I get to rejoice that both of our children will be praising Jesus in Heaven with us!