Monday, October 10, 2011

Baptismal Bliss

It was an absolutely GORGEOUS weekend in Viroqua. We all gathered to celebrate Matilda's baptism. My Mom had an amazing gown made from her wedding dress and my Grandma Sherry's wedding dress. It was stunning, and Matilda looked beautiful in it. .

I think she really liked the satin--she was really working it. I am guessing this is not going to be her last gown...

Matilda was an angel during the service which was a huge relief to me. My favorite part of the ceremony was when Pastor Jordan took Tillie and walked her up and down the aisle, and talked about how everyone in the congregation was now a part of Tillie's life, and that they welcomed her into their community, their family, with open arms. It was incredibly touching, and a powerful moment to realize that the feeling of community and/or family can come from anywhere and often times it is where you least expect it.

I am thankful for the people that are in Matilda's life that love her unconditionally, and will truly teach her how to live a positive life filled with optimism, hope and happiness.


Anonymous said...

It was a beautiful day and what a celebration of life with family and friends who love and support you and now the "offical" love of Christ and the Christian community. On a lighter side-Nate you better start a pretty dress fund because Til sure seemed to enjoy the baptismal gown. 1 more sleep until Tillie time! Love, Grandma

Emily said...

I cannot HANDLE the picture of the three baby cousins together. SO CUTE!!!