Tuesday, December 3, 2013

What name do you give this child?

 Well, that was a tricky question at Judah's baptism.  Brian said, "Benjamin," and I said, "Judah."  The audience chuckled.  However, more important was the sacrament that Benjamin Judah was receiving on Saturday.  He was baptized.

"He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned." Mark 16:16

"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit..." Matthew 28:19

" Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God." John 3:5

"Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." Acts 2:38

"And now why delay? Hurry and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on His name." Acts 22:16

The baptism was really lovely.  There was a lot of trouble leading up to it, but it turned out so beautiful.  Originally, we were supposed to have three babies baptized at the same time, but because we wanted our dear friend, Father Brian Reedy to perform our baptism, the Monsignor said we had to have ours separate.  This is not necessary, but it was what he wanted, so that's the way it ended up.  I was afraid the 44 kids would get a little restless having to sit through two baptisms back to back, but my uncle and cousins took the baby and Drew downstairs after Judah's baptism and so they were okay.  Brian and I had to be in the second baptism, as we were the godparents to one of the babies.  

In fact, we three families had a circle of godparents.  When we were all pregnant, we decided that we would draw names and all be each others' babies' godparents.  

with Judah's godparents

Judah and his godparents

Drew playing downstairs in the reception hall with Uncle Frank during the second baptism

The cakes

Cake Table

Food and Wine Table

Judah changed into his Dove shirt and all white clothing for the reception.  I made the shirt with a reverse applique.  My sewing machine broke halfway through so I had to go back and do it by hand.  I also wrote "Baptized on 11/30/2013" on it and one day, God-willing this will be a square in his First Communion quilt one day.

Drew fell on the back of a colored pencil and needed a kiss on his boo boo.  It barely missed his eye.  There is still a semi-circle scar where it caught him just above the eye.  He didn't cry, just needed a kiss for good measure.

Guess who was pooped out on the way home.

1 comment:

Kirsten said...

Love the way you put this, especially the beginning. Beautiful! And such a beautiful day. We were so honored to be a part of it. Thank you!