I am somewhat caught up on homework. The house is decent. The husband is out running errands. But most importantly, little man is napping.
So, I'm going to take a quick moment to share some personal photos with you.
I know. I haven't blogged in almost a month...well, right at a month as of tomorrow. Ah, a busy little place we keep around here.
Anyway, below are some photographs from a few weeks ago when our little man was baptized. I know most of you have seen these already, but some of you haven't, which is why I want to share. Plus, I love them. Therefore, they HAVE to be published on the blog.
A little background first...
You'll notice in the photos that nugget is a big boy...bigger than the average baby who is baptized right after they're born. Months ago we actually had him dedicated/we, his parents, were dedicated. I'm not going to get into a religious debate on what is "right," or who believes what as far as baptizing babies. All I know is, I felt in my heart that my little boy still needed to be baptized.
It was on my mind. A lot. So, once my fall semester was complete, and we all made it through the holiday madness, I contacted the priest who married nugget's parents a few years ago at a little white church. Late one night, I wrote an email to him explaining, well babbling, about our situation...and then, asking if he would just consider baptizing our son.
The response I received was no less than perfect, and several weeks later (took some planning and last-minute adjustments trying to make sure some most of us could make it), we had Mason baptized.
I am just so thankful for how it all fell right into place - God's perfect work. It felt like we had traveled full circle from standing with Father Kevin on the day we said our wedding vows...to 3 years later, standing with him to baptize our little boy.
As the husband said later that afternoon...It really was a "fun, Sunday mornin'."
Special thanks to Nicola, our photographer, for telling such a beautiful and personal story through pictures...