On this Memorial Day, I would like to take just a moment to acknowledge and thank all our fallen soldiers and their families for the sacrifices that they have made to afford us all the freedoms that we know as Americans. You are in my heart and prayers all days, but especially today.
And now this weekend will have another sentimentality for me. I found a new kind of freedom this weekend. I was baptized into the Church yesterday morning. I was raised in the Church, but I haven’t set foot in a church building in probably 10 years. When I heard that an old dear friend was going to be back in the area preaching a gospel meeting this weekend, I decided I’d like to go hear him. Something about hearing the sermon from him… I don’t know. I heard him in a way that I’ve never heard a sermon before.
Now I know I’m no angel, and I didn’t magically turn into one overnight. I’m still me. But I’m a better person now than I’ve ever been, and I know I’ll be a better person tomorrow than I am today. And it is such a GREAT FEELING to know that everything that happened in my life before yesterday is GONE. I’ve made a lot of mistakes and and made a lot of decisions in my life that have always weighed heavily on me, and it’s so liberating to finally be able to let go of all those things. No more fear. No more regret.
A fresh start.