18 March, 2013

Oh, Happy Day!


"Child of God, you have been sealed by the Holy Spirit
and marked with the cross of Christ forever".



Yesterday, St. Patrick's Day, was for the wearing of the green; that was not the exception here but it also marked a happy and momentous occasion for our family as it was the day of Holy Baptism for our granddaughter, Lynnleigh! She was wide awake and perfectly quiet as she received the Sacrament and was welcomed into the Lord's family. Here she is with her parents at the same font where her Daddy was baptized over three decades ago (as well as our daughter) and our other three grandchildren.

Lynnleigh with her proud grandparents;
Grandpa Bob (O'Pa) baptized her.
As is customary with all the newly baptized,
she received a quilt from our Quilt Ministry
so that she might experience being wrapped in God's love;
and also a candle lit from the flame of the Baptismal candle at the font.
"Let your light so shine before others that they may see
 your good works and glorify your Father in heaven."

Our daughter-in-law's gracious family hosted a lovely and lavish, celebratory, luncheon in their home after our worship service. It was a beautiful day in every way and a lovely time to visit and reflect on our many blessings with friends and family.

This pretty picture was snapped back at their home;
Lynnleigh is being held by her eight-year-old second cousin.

Life is Good!
...and happy and blessed too...


This post marks the 1,400th From The Strawberry Patch...
I never imagined when I began writing, almost seven years ago,
 that I'd have this much to say!  Thank you, most sincerely, for reading through the years; 
it certainly doesn't seem to me that I am running out of material or ideas, at least not yet!

18 comments:

Michele Bilyeu said...

Absolutely beautiful in every way! How awesomely special and lovely, lovely photos! And a gift of a quilt and a candle..love and light!..fabulous!

julieQ said...

I am so happy for you and your family...she is beautiful!! Cool that you all make quilts for each baptism too!

LizA. said...

So very precious.

Karendianne said...

Congratulations to you all for this most blessed day. I love the special photos!!!

Comgrats on the posts, too!!!

Janet O. said...

Very special time! Wonderful that she is surrounded by family and love, as well as the Spirit of the Lord.

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful post and occasion with us ... the photos show all the love. Linda

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Congratulations to this sweet girl and also to you for 1400!

Laura Davies said...

Congrats!

Domestic Designer said...

Congratulations to your family! What a wonderful day! Such lovely traditions on a perfect day.
Blessings!
DD

Ancestor Collector said...

Beautiful photos of such a special, blessed day! I know that baptismal liturgy well and it's nice to know we share that. :-) Congrats also on post 1400! Your blog is always a highlight of my day. :-)

Janet said...

Such a wonderful day for Lynnleigh and her family! (Our little Izzy will be baptized this coming Sunday !)
Congratulations on your 1400 post! That is truly an accomplishment too!

Carol said...

Beautiful post! Thank you for sharing this special day with us.

cityquilter grace said...

what a blessed time! and i love those stripey sox/tights....

Quiltdivajulie said...

What a wonderful day your family shared! Congrats on the posting milestone - we LOVE having you share with us!!!!!!! You ARE appreciated!

Karen said...

What a precious family. You are indeed blessed. And congrats on 1400 posts - wow!

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a special time - one that brings joy to her grandparents for sure! blessings, marlene

Nane said...

Awwww. Did she have ant green in under that dress? I know it was a very special day for all.

Gail said...

What a wonderful day for all of you! Is there anything better than being blessed with family?

Was Lynnleigh's Christening dress a family heirloom?

Gail :)