We were so blessed that Fr. Karl, who married us and baptized Grace, also baptized Hudson. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Lighting Hudson's baptismal candle from the Paschal Candle. The Paschal candle is blessed and lit every year at Easter and is used throughout the year for special occasions such as baptisms and funerals. The flame of the Paschal Candle symbolizes the risen Christ as light of the world dispelling darkness (death) as well as symbolizing His presence in the midst of His people. Praying over our son Anointing with the oil of catechumens...blessing Hudson and asking the Holy Spirit to dwell within him. Sweet, sweet boy! He was full of expressions today! These two little girlies were so well behaved! With family by our side... After the baptism we went out for lunch at Macaroni Grill. We even had a little cake to celebrate! I had grand intentions of making Hudson a cross-shaped cake and some sweet little cross cookies with his initial but with the car accident last week and the constant pain in my right hand, all that had to go out the window, so store-bought it was :(
Our waiter was too funny and put candles on the cake! The "Holy Trinity" according to Heidi...he he he He didn't seem to mind that store-bought cake one bit! Yum...Yum...Yum... M'mm, M'mm GOOD! Grace just loves being with Madeline and Madeline is so sweet to her. Love you Madeline...and I love that gap-toothed smile too! Thank you family for all the sweet mementos! Heidi gave Hudson such a sweet and sentimental gift. She had a handkerchief monogrammed with his initials in blue so that we could use it to pat his little head dry after the baptism. But the sweetest part is that she hopes Hudson will give the handkerchief to his bride for her "something blue" on the day of his wedding. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!
Thank you so much, Heidi!!! And the best part about keeping it low key with just family...all the mayhem we could raise! Check out Ella Kate's expression...priceless! These kiddos just melt my heart! "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." ~Matthew 19:14
God bless you today and always dear Hudson!
We love you more than words can say,
Mama, Daddy, & Grace