January 1, 2016 Julia was welcomed into the Catholic church.
Her face in this photo - I cracked up when I saw it.
Through most of the Mass both the kids did exceptionally well. That's a miracle in and of itself.
Julia only cried once, for a brief stint, during the blessing (and only spit up once as she was being blessed).
The ceremony was incredibly special, and Monsignor - as usual - delivered a beautiful message, that made Julia's moment very personal.
We were blessed to have my sister-in-law and brother-in-law so graciously agree to roles as Godparents.
|Godmother - Susan|
Godfather - Bryan
The baptismal gown Julia wore is the same gown I wore 32 years ago (and the blue dress I wore is a Stitch Fix keeper).
And, to top it all off, we were completely surrounded by both sides of our family, and blanketed in love. It was a special day that, several times left me teary-eyed, and one that I am sure to never forget.
|Both sets of grandparents as well as Monsignor.|
|The whole clan.|
I couldn't imagine a better way to begin 2016.
May the Lord bless this child and keep her.
May the Lord make his face to shine upon her, and be gracious to her.
May the Lord lift up his countenance upon her and give her peace.
Numbers 6 : 24-26
Welcome to the church, Julia!