Immunology and Baptism

Immunology and baptism really have nothing to do with each other. They’re just the main topics of my thoughts tonight.

This week we’ll have Princess Roo’s immunology appointment. We’re seeing the immunologist at the children’s hospital—not her allergist/immunologist, the one who prescribes her infusions. This man is the one who diagnosed her as failure to thrive last summer, and I expect that he’ll want her to do a trial off her infusions so that they can see how she does and do more testing on her immune system this summer. She’s had a great winter, so I’m not opposed to that plan, but I need for this man and the one who prescribes her infusions and oversees her allergy situation to work together on a plan for this spring and summer. Please pray for them to have wisdom to know what’s best for Roo and that they will be in agreement.

On an entirely different note, Princess Roo got baptized today. She made a public profession of faith after some private prayer time at home almost two years ago and has been fearful and apprehensive about being baptized. She really wanted to get baptized but has struggled all this time with the process of getting baptized. The baptistry at our church is really big for a little girl like Princess. Finally, she decided to face her fears. Our pastor prepared her well, and she was baptized today!

I am so excited and blessed by this precious moment in our lives that my gift list seems rather limited this week:

#1261. Ready for the big event. Our church family and extended family are waiting!

#1262. Entering the baptistry all by herself!

#1263. Her introduction to our church family.

#1264. The actual baptism!

What is your family celebrating this week?

Photo credit: Jennifer A. Janes

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19 Responses to Immunology and Baptism

  1. Martie says:

    Congratulations to Roo on conquering the fear and being baptized today! Praying the doctors can come together and make sure they are both working toward the best and not in a way that one contradicts what the other is trying to accomplish.

  2. Dee Franklin says:

    Yea for Princess! So precious! Joel did the same thing … It was a good two years or more after he accepted Jesus into his heart before he was baptized. The idea of getting up infront of everyone terrified him!

  3. tijuanabecky says:

    Congratulations on the baptism. That is awesome! Go God and Princess Roo!

  4. Way to go Princess Roo!! You’re story made me cry. I’ll be praying for that Dr. visit and for great relief from allergies this Spring, Summer, and for your life! ~ Annie E.

    • Thank you, Annie! I appreciate your prayers. We had a good visit yesterday at the immunologist’s office. I’m going to post an update tomorrow in my Mustard Seed Planting post.

  5. Alecia says:

    Congratulations to Roo! I’ll lift your daughter up in prayer, my own daughter had severe asthma for awhile and the doctors could not figure out what was triggering it and it would have helped if her pediatrician and her asthma doc were on the same page. Thankfully she has outgrown it, I hope, as she has gotten older. It has been a year since her last attack!
    So glad she overcame her fears and took the plunge :) YAY for her!

    • Thank you, Alecia! I’m so excited that your daughter is doing better! I think everything is going to work out between the two doctors. It’s just a little awkward and makes me feel like I’m in the middle. So far everything seems to be great.

  6. Erika says:

    Congrats Roo!! Such a huge step in life and the most important!!! I will be praying for your doctors’ wisdom and cooperation to help Roo get thru this time in her life and health situations!

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  8. Robin says:

    Praying for Roo and the doctors! She looks like such a little angel. Ruby was 9 when she got baptized and our baptistry is much like yours. Very overwhelming for a little girl that barely stood 4′ tall. Congrats!! She is absolutely beautiful.

  9. Tricia says:

    Congratulations! What a beautiful sister in Christ!

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