Sunday, March 11, 2007

Ruby and Eliza Claire Get Splashed!

Today Ruby and Eliza Claire were officially welcomed into our church's family. Michael and I promised to raise them to know Christ and our church promised to help them learn about God and Jesus. Charlotte and Rehm went up with us and everyone behaved beautifully.

Before we went up for the baptism Charlotte got dark green marker on her brand new white dress. Luckily it was a washable marker. And of course Eliza Claire spit up on her dress. I knew it would happen. She hasn't spit up much in the last several weeks but of course in a brand new white dress it was going to happen

Eliza Claire's whole face lit up when Pastor Rick put water on her head. She looked like she was thrilled to be welcomed into God's family. Ruby was excited and babbled at all of the appropriate times.

Our deacon could not be at church today and so we were blessed to have Mary Helen fill in for him. She was a very welcome addition to the celebration.

We were blessed to have several of our good friends and family present to celebrate with us. After the baptism we had lunch at our house. Ruby and Eliza slept through most of their party but didn't seem to mind.

It is days like today when I am reminded just how lucky I am to have the church family I do. It was so nice to look out into the congregation and see so many people who mean so much to me and my family.

Blessings to all,

PS Make sure you check out the baptism pictures!


Brenna and Molly said...

Congratulations girls! What a special day for your whole family!! I'm off to see the photos now but in that one Ruby looks just like Rehm and Eliza just like Charlotte!

BlueEyedFamily said...

Yeah! I wish I could have been there for such a special event! Blessing to the family.