A Baptism

We are feeling a little of that post Christmas depression over here. I'm sort-of joking, but do you know that it's actually a real thing?


Christmas for us all started with having a house bustling with guests for Ava's baptism. Both sets of grandparents arrived along with 2 of my brothers and their families. We loved having all of them here supporting her.

Our Ava radiated joy on her special day. We had spent a lot of time in the previous months talking about her choice and the new responsibilities that come with being baptized. She understands what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and she looks forward to developing her relationship with him through keeping her baptismal covenants.


I'm so grateful for her sweet example and desire to choose the right.

I had the hardest time keeping my emotions in check as she descended the stairs into the font - meeting her dad there. I feel so blessed to be the mother of such a beautiful soul and grateful that her dad was able to perform this sacred ordinance. 


As she came out of the font she shivered and blinked the water out of her eyes while I wrapped her up in a soft towel. I asked her if she was cold and she said, "I'm cold on the outside, but warm on the inside." 


Rach said...

this is so beautiful, why am I tearing up over here??

her dress is perfection.

Lori said...

Super sweet! Congrats Ava.

AshDaBell said...

I teared up just reading this and I love hearing what Ava said about being warm on the inside. Ava looked so beautiful on her special day!

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