Today was such a special Mother’s Day. We baptized Ava and seeing her at age two taking it all in was beyond words. She really did seem to know something was up. All week we have been talking and praying with Ava about what would be happening today and she loved calling it “put water on head day.” We had to tell her all about the water as we had no idea how she would react. Having only ever baptized infants it was very special to see her not move a muscle and to stare deep into the eyes of our pastor while he was placing the water on her head and face. She loved it and with a stillness and a calm sweetness she took it all in as of she sensed the holy spirit entering her life. She even quietly sang Jesus Loves Me in her sweetest voice while in the arms of our pastor. She sparkled and shined and we felt God’s great love encircle our family throughout the service. Ava you are such a joy and a blessing and on this Mother’s Day I am grateful for the gift of my children.
These pictures are priceless. Thank you to my dear friend who snapped away during the service. I absolutely love how her brothers are looking at her while she is being baptized… such pure love!
He tends His flock like a sheperd. He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them close to His heart. He gently leads those who have young. -Isaiah 40:11
Happy Mothers Day to all the beautiful mothers in the world!
Peace and Grace,