Sunday, July 24, 2011

Faith's baptism

Today was another very special day.  Faith was baptized.
She wore the same baptism gown that Grace wore.  A good friend and exceptionally talented lady, Angela, made it when Grace was born.  And just like Grace, Faith refused to wear the bonnet so I held it throughout the ceremony.  When the girls are older and get married, the bonnet turns into a handkerchief that they can carry on their wedding day.  And to make it even more sentimental, the beading on the gown and bonnet is from my wedding dress.  This baptism gown is by far the most beautiful dress I have ever seen and it one of my most cherished possessions.  
Here Faith is with her Daddy waiting patiently as she enjoyed the music.
Soon we were called up to the front of the church.
Pappy performed the actual baptism since he is an ordained Presbyterian minister.
Then Granddaddy prayed over her.  He's a minister, too.
How fortunate that both grandfathers were able to take part in the ceremony.
 And here we are with our family.  Such a handsome and happy group.
Seth, Queenie, Hope, Granddaddy, me holding Faith, David holding Grace, Pappy, and MeeMee.
What a special day for all of us.  David and I are so blessed to have such loving families and we are so thankful that both my parents and siblings and David's parents were able to be here with us as we celebrated Faith's first birthday and baptism this weekend. 

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