Friday, September 23, 2011

Ella's Baptism

Ella was baptized on Sunday, and my parents and my mother-in-law were here to celebrate with us.  It was a very special moment for our whole family.  Ella did great, and the congregation got a good chuckle as she tried to pull apart the petals of the corsage they had given me.  Our pastor was wonderful--I'm sure he's always good in each baptism, but he and his wife also lost three babies before having their boys (now 6 and 9), so I know that he he knows just what a blessing it is to be able to pledge to raise a child to love Christ.

Since the grandparents were in town, we celebrated Ella's birthday party two weeks early, but I'll share more on that at a later time.  It was a wonderful blessing to have my parents here for a couple of days.  Ella adores her grandparents, and kept giving hugs and kisses as they were packing up and getting ready to leave.  My parents were a tremendous help, and I'm so blessed that they will drive through the night to see us.


  1. Happy Baptism Ella! Glad all went well & you had your parents there. Addy's baby dedication was also very heartfelt as the congregation had shared our journey with us. God Bless.

  2. Congrats! What a special occasion and a beautiful picture!!

    We are getting Ava baptized this Sunday!

  3. Your dad and I were so happy to be there. Ella is such a joy to us.

  4. Beautiful photo, Laura. She's gorgeous and just so happy looking. It sounds like such a wonderful and meaningful day.


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