Friday, January 27, 2012

Joshua’s Baptism

Boy, I’m really behind! I’m going to attempt to catch up in a few days, so that I have special events like this one documented in my boys’ lives.

Over Thanksgiving weekend my family (mom, dad, sister and grandmother) came into town, and we took the opportunity to have Joshua baptized that Sunday. It was special to have so many important people in Joshua’s life there as he was welcomed into God’s family.

Joshua, Mama, Daddy, and his sponsor, my good friend Cheryl

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Our whole crew… minus Colton? Not sure where that little rascal got to!

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I’m not sure I’ve ever written about the baptismal gown our boys have worn. It was made by my great grandmother (who I never knew) for my grandmother, her first child. It is meticulously sewn by hand, with beautiful embroidery, and has lasted almost 100 years, and has been worn by my grandmother, her six children, her thirteen grandchildren, and many of her great grandchildren, my boys included. Such a special piece of history.

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A few of the things I put out on the food table at the little reception we had at our house. The tree in the background is has the thumbprints of all of those who came to visit him in his first days and weeks. We added the prints of a few of my family members who couldn’t come then, and now it hangs in his room.

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Cheryl, who’s an amazing paper crafter, made Josh this beautiful candle holder with his verse on the back. We’ll light it every year on his baptismal birthday as we remember the waters of his baptism.

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For a blast from the past, you can read about Charlie’s baptism here, and Jack’s here.

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