"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!" Philippians 4:4 (niv)
Indeed! Rejoice, everyone, for Hailey Schmidt gave her life to the Lord in baptism. Now, she is clothed in Christ (Galatians 3:26-27), buried her old life in the Lord (Romans 6:1-4), now a new creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17), a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead (1 Peter 1:3), added to their number (ekklessia, the church: Acts 2:41), a washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:5) and a pledge of a good conscience toward God (1 Peter 3:21)!!
It was Christ that removed the sinful nature from her life, not the water, not through us nor through Hailey's "work" for no one can earn salvation and it's a free gift of God! It was done by Christ and Christ Only! "In him you were also circumcised, in the putting off of the sinful nature, not with a circumcision done by the hands of men but with the circumcision done by Christ, having been buried with him in baptism and raise with him through your faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead." Colossians 2:11-12 (niv)
Welcome to the family of God, Hailey! We love you!! Rejoice!!