A Milestone: A Baptism

Friday, August 12, 2011
I am ashamed to admit that after 5-1/2 years, Harper has finally been baptised. What took so long, you ask? I'm not quite sure. When Emma was born, she was swiftly Christened when she was 3 months old. We started planning when she was 2 weeks old. But as it the case with the second child, you tend to do everything later, and in some cases, much later.

So, after 5 years of discussing, we finally started executing. I won't lie. We were worried about how a 5 year old would handle a baptism with mostly babies. Would she be embarrassed? Would we be embarrassed? Would she totally freak when the water was poured on her head? Would being aware make the act more or less difficult?

And then there was the celebration afterwards. We labored over whether to throw a big party with family and lots of friends or to stick with an intimate celebration with family only. In the end and after much deliberation and number-crunching, we decided on a small gathering of family. We wanted to keep costs in check, and if you've ever planned a party, you know how easily costs can escalate.

Luckily for us, Harper was a trooper. She was actually proud to be the oldest Baptism candidate. No crying. No fussing when the Hubs had to pick her up so that the Deacon could pour the water on her. She made us proud.

This worried me. Surely this was enough to put her over the edge.

With her ever so proud Godparents...

With the proud big sister (who is all about posing) and the Godparents...

The beaming parents...

Mama Bear and her cubs...

Toasting the occasion with Stewart's root beer!

Custom-made cupcakes to mark the occasion. So yummy!

My child of God. Bless her!

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