Tales from the Hill's Country

Quips, stories and observations from our adventures in marriage and parenting (as told by Katie).

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Bradley's Baptism

On November 11th we had Bradley baptized at our church.

Despite his strong distaste for bath time, he was very good during the ceremony-- even when he was sprinkled with water!

The elder who was a part of the ceremony is a good family friend of ours and that made the day even more special.

Here I am saying the special Bible verse that we chose for him:
It's now a part of our bedtime routine and the last thing he hears before he goes to sleep, "Bradley you are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on a stand and it shines for everyone in the house to see. In the same way, let your light shine before others. So they may see you good works and glorify your Father in Heaven."

By having Bradley baptized at this young age we are committing to raising him with Christian values and will do our best to encourage him to have a relationship with Jesus Christ. When he is older he will have an opportunity to publicly proclaim his faith on his own.

After the service, we had some photos with the family (the entire Baton Rouge clan came to town-- it was great!):

Then we enjoyed brunch at Tiny's No 5.
After brunch we invited our pals to the house for some champagne and lawn games. It was a fun a casual way to enjoy our Sunday!
Bradley took a nap in the middle of the festivities, but was happy to smile and giggle for Aunt Lindsay when she arrived:
We enjoyed a nice day on the patio with our friends. Here's a shot of Chris with his son:
It's particularly meaningful that the outfit Bradley is wearing was once worn by his father!

Bradley, we are honored to take the responsibility raise you in a Christian home. I am looking forward to helping you commit to a faith of your own as you continue to grow.

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