Sam’s Baptism Day

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sam was baptized today, and he did great!  He was sleeping when Mark handed him to Dean Bolle and then startled awake as he was being baptized.  No crying, though.  As we processed around the Cathedral, I just looked at him in awe with a heart overflowing with gratitude.  I’m so thankful that God gave us another healthy, happy baby boy to love and raise.  The promises we made are a huge responsibility, but we intend to keep them-with God’s help.

It was a special day for Jack, too.  He’s always gone up to the altar with us to receive a blessing, but today he held out his hands and received communion for the first time.  What a precious sight.imageSam is blessed with two wonderful godparents who stood with us as we prayed for our sweet boy.  Laura and Bryan, I know you will come to mean as much to Sam as you do to us. imageI did a terrible job taking pictures of everyone after the service (and I’m kicking myself for not getting some by the beautiful font!), but we celebrated the occasion, and Easter of course!, at a brunch at The Summit Club with our families and friends.  Thank you all for being with us!

And since I didn’t get any pictures of Sam in the gown at church, I put it back on a little later in the day.image imageI love these outtakes! imageSam, today you were sealed by the Holy Spirit in baptism and marked as Christ’s own forever!  Amen!

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