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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Anniversary (04/11/05)

TITLE: What's Most Important to You?
By Becky Meyer


What is your favorite anniversary? An anniversary can be any important date you celebrate. Anniversaries people celebrate include wedding anniversaries, high school graduation, the death of friends or family, and momentous events like the World Trade Centers collapsing on 9-11. Birthdays are one of my favorite celebrations. What's the most important anniversary to you?

Not being married yet makes it hard to relate to people on the subject of wedding anniversaries, but I am certainly glad my parents married and had me. Sure, I give my parents a card on their wedding anniversary (not that I was invited to the actual event, mind you). They normally have some fun on their own to celebrate. Is your wedding anniversary most important to you?

Again, I can't relate that well to the many people who make a big deal out of their high school graduations since I'm just in eighth grade. My mom enjoyed seeing her friends this year at her twentieth high school reunion. Is your high school graduation an important date you like to remember?

My Grandma died just a few months ago. Though a year hasn't passed yet, events like this are at the root of anniversaries. Has someone close to you died and you think of him/her in a special way on that day every year? Could the death of a loved one be an important anniversary to you?

Just three and a half years ago a terrorist act killed thousands of people in the World Trade Centers. Did you lose someone? Or do you just take your life more seriously now that you see it can be taken at any time? Is 9-11 an important anniversary for you?

To many people their birthday might be their most important anniversary. I love birthdays, especially mine. I was first born on November 15, 1990. I don't celebrate each year for one day only, but almost all month. My parents and grandparents spoil me, and I love it. Is your birthday a special day?

Even though I love to celebrate my birthday, this is only the second most important anniversary in my year. My most important anniversary is my "second" birth. I accepted Jesus into my heart to save me from my sins when I was only three years old--almost four. My mom, who led me in talking to God, wrote down what happened on a piece of paper. This is what the piece of paper reads:

"On Wednesday night, October 19, 1994 at about 10:30pm, Becky accepted Jesus into her life as her Savior (age - almost 4). She prayed with Mommy (after a Pete & Penny story) to Jesus - to say she was sorry for her sins & to thank Him for dying on the cross for her. She thanked Him for letting her come to Heaven someday & she asked God to be the Lord & King of her heart & life. We called Grandma and Grandpa and told Toshi right away."

Of all the important anniversaries we can celebrate, I think a spiritual birthday is the most important event for anyone. Just think, we don't just celebrate it in this lifetime, we can celebrate together in Heaven forever!

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Melanie Kerr 04/18/05
I never wrote down the date and time when I accepted Jesus! I can work it out if I try hard enough. I thought some of your questions about anniversaries were good - we all need reminders.
darlene hight04/18/05
The questions were a very engaging way to include the reader in this piece. It felt a little like a treasure hunt finding pieces along the way :)
Corinne Smelker 04/18/05
If you are only in 8th grade - you have a bright future ahead of you in the writing world! Well done, some good questions there.

I wrote down my salvation date too, but it is also etched in my heart - 7:00pm, April 10th 1980.
Sonja Stotts04/18/05
Well done, very deep. It made me think. Keep up the good work.
Norma OGrady04/18/05
Just think, we don't just celebrate it in this lifetime, we can celebrate together in Heaven forever!
This is the glory in serving Yeshua...
Very well written
Yeshua bless you