Monday, March 17, 2008

Dels Baptism

Simply put~ Beautiful!

Dels was beautiful. She was happy, smiling, eating her dress, calm, sweet, precious the whole day. When it came time to pour the water over her head, she was calm. She had this look on her face that is hard to explain, all I can say is peace, calm, still, happy. She was leaned back, my hand under her head, Daddy's hand under mine. The Godparent's hands on our shoulders and surrounded by family and friends on all sides. The priest beside me, tells me to lower her head down to the water, lower, lower, the child was definitely head below feet, but she didn't mind. She laid back calm in her parents hands, surrounded by family~ Calm.

Our newest cousin was also baptised, so this was an extra special day for the whole family. As I watched the water pour over her head, I couldn't help but think ahead. Think of the school events, church events, the birthday parties, the Easter Egg hunts, the trick or treating, the trips up the the lake, the days at the beach, the first dates and the graduations that these cousins are going to experience together. That alone almost sent me into tears.

In all there were 11 babies baptised~ one family had triplets!


I just love this shot and had to share it. ~Dels Godparents~
The cousins sitting together up front. The two littlest ones kept shushing each other and giggling. Annie had the urge to run, she kept going back and forth from the church pew to the front, running back and forth. Being her mom, I was trying to get her attention and get her to sit still, but then later realized this was pointless, she wasn't going to sit still, and it didn't seem to be bothering anyone else but me. And to think she did all this running...in her sister's shoes! Oops.

Dels looks a but groggy here.
Fourth time around and we are getting pretty good at this parenting thing...maybe! Notice in the picture that the mob of people behind us are all to the right...yeah that was the side we were given to sit on...just shows you how much family we had~ we are blessed!


This was a very special day!

We love you Dels.

32 comments:

Steph said...

Great pictures of the family and baby Del. What a full weekend you have had!

Spammon said...

It could be my monitor resolution, but your pastor looks like Robin Williams. Anyone? Anyone?

Amy said...

She is so sweet and precious! You all looked so nice on that special day!

kim-d said...

For some reason, I think that you and Girlydad were more than likely pretty good at the parenting thing starting right with #1!!! I especially love the pic of Dels' cute little face between your heads--she looks like such a content little girl; she looks like she knows, knows, knows how much she is loved. And before I forget, Girlymom, you have beautiful hair (in that same pic). I just love baptisms, and I think Dels liked hers, too! Very cool that you had all of the family there--nothing better :)!

OHmommy said...

Awwww.... congrats Del. What a beautiful family and community you have.

A very special day indeed!

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Hi!

Oh, great pictures!! The entire weekend looks like one BIG party! Everyone looks beautiful, glad everything went so well for you! (Now go and collapse!) :O)

Lizzy

Becky said...

Baby Dels is so beautiful!

What great planning...to do this right after your big St. Patty's day party when all the family was still in town! You da mom!

You have a beautiful family, Girlymom.

I have a good life said...

Thanks for posting about this. What a sacred moment for your family. Everyone is so beautiful! :)

Courtney said...

Aaaahhhhhh...that's all I can say.

Stacie said...

you all look amazing and you have a beautiful family!

Vixbil said...

What beautiful pix and a gorgeous family you must be so proud. Congratulations
xx

R Family of 4 said...

What a beautiful little girl and what a special day for your family. I truly believe that something overcomes them when they are being baptized. Our son was the most high strung little guy when he was a baby (super bad colic). He was baptized at 4 months and I thought he would not do so well with it. He was just the opposite and much like you described baby Dells very calm. It is such a special moment. Thanks for sharing it.

Are You Serious! said...

♥ She is so sweet. I love the dress!

utmomof5 said...

Love the baptism dress!!! She looks so beautiful!!! Looks like a great family day.

Christina

Mari said...

She is so beautiful, as is the whole family! What a special day. I love the shot of her oooking over your backs too!

Happy Days said...

She is precious! You have such a beautiful family! Everyone looked great! Congratulations! It all seems to come so naturally to you. Not that I think you don't work hard at it, cause I know you do. But, you were definately meant to have those 4 beauties!

Beth said...

What great pictures!! She is beautiful!

RachelT said...

What a sweet dress and girl! SHe is beautiful Congratulations!

Perri said...

What a special day. She looked absolutely beautiful.

KATE said...

What a gorgeous little princess!! I love looking at them in their beautiful pure white dresses. She's adorable. So nice to have your family around, what great pictures!

Karen said...

What beautiful kids! Glad the day went well.

Cecily R said...

She's gorgeous, sweet and a million other adjectives! I'm so glad you had such a beautiful day!

painted maypole said...

so cute!

what a special day.

there's a great book about Baptism called "Water Come Down" by walt wangerin. i cry everytime I read it to MQ.

Kathryn said...

Congratulations Dels!
The top collage pics of Dels had me in tears. She looks like an absolute angel. What a precious gift she is.
God Bless Dels and her gorgeous family!

Teresa M said...

Hey K,
I can't believe #4 already! Can't wait to see you, hubby and all the girls!

just jamie said...

Oh My Goodness. That sweet little girl looks like a doll. I always thought that was a corny thing to say to someone, but truly, she is perfect!

What a sweet memory.

Kellan said...

You have such a beautiful family! Congratulations on the beautiful day and these are wonderful pictures.

See you soon - Kellan

Amy said...

She is adorable!

Bridget said...

She looks so beautiful all dressed in white, she looks like her mom! Great pictures and what a cute family you have!

Lisa said...

She's such a beauty! It looks like it was a wonderful day. God bless Baby Dels!

Ris said...

Beautiful! So glad everything went so well for you. You hair is fabulous!

LaskiGal said...

What lovely pictures. Congratulations on such a special day. J's baptism was just last month. What a wonderful milestone.

You have such a beautiful family. You all looks so happy!

God bless . . .