Wednesday, October 28, 2009
My little niece, Flannery, was baptized this Sunday. Lauren, my sister, and her husband Matt live in Dallas and we obviously were unable to make it. My mother sent these pictures this morning and I had to share them.
I so wish I could have been there to share in this joyous occasion. I never realized how special infant baptism was to me until our little Charlotte was baptized. Regardless of your views on how baptism should be done, if you are a Christian, it is a sweet and very important reminder of the love and grace God bestowed upon us in giving us His Son and our acceptance (or future acceptance) of him.
Flannery wore the gown that all of us girls wore. Charlotte wore the same dress when she was baptized. Flannery also wore the bonnet that I smocked and made for her, which was so special to me.
While I was unable to be there in person, my thoughts and prayers were with them in spirit. Many blessings to Lauren and Matt and to sweet Flannery on her special day. Now we pray and hope that she will one day accept our Lord and receive our faith!