Free Blog Templates at Small Bird Studios

My Sweet Angel

My Sweet Angel
4/6/09 4:45 pm 4 lbs 1 oz 17 inches

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Ella's Baptism

It just wasn't very important for me to have Ella baptized when she was born.  I don't know why, I don't even think there was a reason why, really.  I guess I just had enough going on with a new baby, grief, marriage, 3 other children, etc, it just wasn't very high on the priority list.  We weren't big church goers, I don't even have a church that I call home.  All four of my children were baptized a different religion...the oldest, Lutheran, the middle, Catholic, the boy, Methodist, and Elise, non denominational.  Yes, she was baptized in the hospital the night I delivered her...I'd pay money, and a lot of it, to have a recording of that now.  The hospital sent in the Chaplin on call to speak with us and he asked if we wanted her baptized.  We liked him a lot.  We asked him to officiate her Memorial Service later that week, Good Friday to be exact, and he did.  Almost everyone in attendance commented on how wonderful he was.  I wanted him to Baptize Ella.  I thought it would be fitting.  I asked and he said yes!  The hardest part was coordinating a date between him, her Godparents and us, but we finally have it set and I can't wait!
I wish there wasn't so much drama surrounding it.  Why a single person has felt the need to continually create drama about it is beyond me.  But it is what it is and I can't change others, so I move forward knowing that the people who love Ella and support me will be there for her on her special day.
I'm not big on mailing out invitations anymore.  I just don't have the time to get them made, address them and mail them.  Am I lazy, maybe, but busy seems more like it!  There are a few people who I do need to mail an invitation to.  Most of them are out of town and not easily accessible online, so I bought some blank notecards with a cross on the front and figured I'd just print an invitation to put inside.  I did a quick search for ideas and found this quote, not once, but TWICE:

May the Lord give His angel 
charge over you,
to guide you in all your ways.
Psalm 91:11

Maybe I'm crazy, but it took my breath away.  I don't care if I'm crazy, I like thinking that you are indeed watching over us all.  So drama or no drama, I'm going to bed with hope in my heart that Elise will be there with us as Pastor Nick baptizes her baby sister in just over a month.  

If you are local and reading this, you are welcome to join us.  I only officially invited  my family and immediate friends, but anyone who would like to attend is welcome.  The support from my friends is truly amazing and the only thing that keeps me going some days!
Copyright ©2011 Small Bird Studios| All Rights Reserved |Free Blog Templates at Small Bird Studios