27 October, 2008

Child Of God...

"... you have been sealed by the Holy Spirit and marked with the cross of Christ forever." This is our son, Kyle, and his godson; our grandson, Mason! Mason was baptized yesterday in the church where both his Mom and Dad were confirmed, and where they were married, all by the same Pastor (a first for him!). But wait, it gets even better... our little Mason was baptized in the very same gown worn by both his Dad and his grandfather, it was handmade by Mason's great-grandmother, and she was in attendance. Oh, and one more thing, even better yet... both Mason and his godfather share the very same baptismal birthday. Kyle was baptized right here, at this same font, 28 years ago! We celebrated with family and friends over dinner at our home following the service, it was a joy-filled day; one to be remembered and cherished, for a long time to come!

Life is Good!
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16 comments:

Nancy said...

A glorious day! And such a nice picture of the family, with YOU in a sleeveless dress, no less (wearing a turtleneck this morning here NP)! Your MIL had been dreadfully sick a few months back; apparently she is doing well now. We had a baptism yesterday, too. Loved it.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oh my, I have the chills. What a blessed experience. Oh now I'm feeling tears well-up. My, my, my. Thank you for sharing.

KarenF said...

The pastor at a church I attended in another city always said at a baptism, "babies are God's proof that he hasn't given up on us yet"...what a special day for your family! Thanks for sharing...and how neat that there is so much shared history there!

Quilt Memories said...

Family all together is so wonderful, and especially the occasion, that is also such a blessing, but all that history is just a reward from God for all the wonderful things you and your family do.God bless all of you.
Mason is so sweet and handsome. I would love to see him.
On another note, I see Hannes back there,all in the family, tooo SWEET.
BOBBIN

Ancestor Collector said...

So nice....such a great photo! I offered up prayers for you all in church yesterday. Congratulations!

Quiltdivajulie said...

How absolutely marvelous ~ the number of things that fell into place is just miraculous. And I love seeing Hannes in that treasured family photo. Oh, the goosebumps... congratulations and blessings to each and every one of you!

mamaspark said...

That is an amazing story! It is great to have that kind of story for the baby book!

Nane said...

Mason is one lucky little guy. And glad to see Hannes in the family photo!

Connie W said...

What a blessed day! How marvelous.
BTW, I like your new profile photo too.

nannergirl said...

What a great day...a memory your family will cherish forever. I love the family pic!

Janet said...

What a wonderful day for you all! Little Mason is so lucky to be a member of such a close family. Lucky Grandma too!

Nan said...

First, seeing the photo of your son and your grandson made me smile, and I oohed and aahed throughout your post until I got a bit misty. You have such a lovely family! Thank you so much for sharing such a blessed day in your lives. Life IS definitely Good!!
Oh, and I love the photo of you and Hannes!

Cheryl said...

I am weepy here, what a wonderful post, happy day and blessed family!

Stephanie D. said...

What a fantastic photo! And awesome occasion! So many family members all together for one sweet babe.

This will be a treasure.

LuAnn said...

Beautiful baby. Mason is a good name. That was my maiden name!! Good job on finishing the hand sewing on the quilts.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Okay! So I missed Hannes on the first go around. Just goes to prove I do come back for "second looks" and "second reads" quite often.

I smiled seeing him there. That is just too darn cuteamous!

Blessed Puppy Love, *karendianne.