If this doesn't make sense to you, know this (quickie overview)- we still believe they have to continue to choose the faith as they mature and learn to know and love God. Completely. But we can cover them in the grace of our Christian heritage, and claim them for Jesus, and wipe away the stain of original sin that marks us all before we know baptism. I always believed that (kinda sorta) but now I get to give that gift to my babies from the earliest age and I am so, so grateful.
ANYWAY (me getting off my apologetics horse)- whether you believe in/practice infant baptism or NOT, we can all gush over these pics, right?
*I do highly recommend it though, I really do.
Godmama Jenna came in like a champ with the baptismal gown bc I realized last second I had no idea where ours was (eyeroll). She also brought a nice button down for Joe since he's a forever baby and has no big kid clothes (or shoes). Will I ever get my act together?? Answer only in your head, please.
Also, PS this amazing priest is Father Paul Donlan. He has been my spiritual director for years and he has pulled me from a zillion pits of despair and emotional/psychological/spiritual muck and I adore him. Tomorrow is the
54th anniversary of his ordination and we are so lucky to have a guy like him around, still fighting the good fight. He baptized baby Joe and we booked him again for Francis PAUL whose name is not coincidental. I hope baby Francis can spend many years in the shadow of this great man.
Sap, sap, sap! Told ya.
(I'm posting all the pics cause I just couldn't choose my favorites.)
(And how cute is Oliver Wilber?? Hand on baby in every shot. Such a lover!)