What do you ask of God's Church for Samuel Marcus?
Blessed be God
You have become a new creation, and have clothed yourself in Christ. Receive this baptismal garment and bring it unstained to the judgement seat of our Lord Jesus Christ so that you may have everlasting life.
Father ended with a special prayer and blessing for me, Samuel's mother. It was unexpected and brought me to tears. Maybe it's only something they do when you get to your 4th baby, because they figure with that many I must need extra prayers! Just look at my husband's face: if that look doesn't say "she needs this" I'll be a monkey's mother.
Sam was welcomed to the Faith by his doting godbrothers. He already adores those two!
This priest has a very special place in my heart and this picture shows one of the many reasons why. Sienna worked all morning making a beautiful picture and thank you letter for him. He could've taken it and thanked her, but instead he stopped everything, kneeled down and took his time asking her all about every last detail. This meant the world to her! As I tucked her into bed she said, "Mommy, I think Fr. Kline thinks I'm a special little girl too."
"Relax your face.... just keep smiling... don't look too tall and above all don't show how much effort it's taking to keep Bash from leaping for the holy water..." I say to myself in almost every picture these days.
To us, when we ask someone to be godparents we ask them to become family.
"The bond that links your true family is not [just] one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life." -Richard Bach
I love baptisms. The ceremony, the smells, the reverence, the excitement and the peace. They immediately bring me back to my very own baptism and the pure joy I felt on that day. Thank you Lord for this precious gift of salvation! Thank you for all the people who witnessed this day for Samuel. And thank you for the honor of being a mother to four of your children!
"And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground." 1 Samuel 3:19