Sunday, February 19, 2012

Abby and Luke's Baptism!

It was a big day today!
The kids were so excited to welcome Abby and Luke into the Christian faith AND to wear the nice clothes that were sitting out for them!

It was Abby and Luke's special day!

The candidates and their Godparents!
(Johnny is a Godparent, too but he was out of town and unable to be with us.)

Looks like Sam may someday be a priest or deacon!
Oh my goodness would he ever set the congregation on fire- he has so much personality and charisma!

The baptisms were after the service!
There was 6 other families having baptisms!

How difficult it must be to always be looking up!
No wonder he likes to be carried!

It was a casual ceremony but still wonderful and perfect for our crew!

All the kids behaved well- so thankful for that!

We are so happy to have these two dear children baptized! Especially as they both are facing surgeries and procedures in the near future.

God is so good and we are so grateful to HIM!

They gathered the children around the baptismal font so the could see what was happening next!

Abby went first- no tears or fears!

Then Luke- he was a champ!

The boys- trying their best to behave!

Such sweet blessings!

The children with their baptismal candle!

Oh sweet child of God - you are so precious!

And a welcoming round of applause as the sacrament was over!

Then they both blew out their candle!

Thank you Jesus!
Wish we could have had all the big kids there but it just isn't possible any more...
(We miss you Mark, Matt and Caitlin)

After the ceremony we all went to brunch!


Sarah said...

beautiful...God is good!!!

Jennifer said...

Awesome!!! I love the pictures! My favorite is the group pic of all the kiddos in their duds. Soooo cute!

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

LOVE the group picture. So beautiful!

Please tell us what type of church you attend. While we are also Believers, this type of baptism ceremony and the naming of Godparents is quite unfamiliar to me.

Would love to hear more ...


Jen said...

Wonderful pictures as always. : ) The baptism of children is so special. Thank you for sharing that with us all! Praying for the upcoming surgeries for your family!

Susan A said...

Beautiful family :) the Lord sees your commitment and dedication of the children to His care. May He give you wisdom on what to do and sustain you with His peace.

Jennifer P said...

Truly wonderful. Welcome to the family little ones. God loves you somethin' special!!!

Matilda Joyce said...

Love seeing this beautiful sacrament! You are certainly a great example of living out your baptism. I hope you take advantage of the anointing of the sick before your kids have their surgeries and procedures.

Annie said...

Oh my goodness Jean! They look beautiful! Praise God for you and your wonderful family!!!!!

PS - did you see that sweet Matthew is matched!!!!!

Janet and Kevin said...

Beautiful day. Rejoicing with you.

janet and gang

The Heald Family said...

What a special day for Abby & Luke:) I love the pic with jim, You and the younger kiddos! Miss you:)
p.s. my little sister had her 2 little ones baptized yesterday in birmingham and we were going to be there but we had too many sick:(

Hanna said...

Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing.

Faye Verquer said...

AWESOME! I love all of the pictures! They all look so great, thriving, and growing...what a blessing to all.

Congratulations Abby and Luke.

God bless all of you.


Sophie said...

Beautiful! Congratulations and God bless you and your crew!!

Hunan Mommy said...

Beautiful!Thanks for sharing!