I remember this day so very well. I remember most being alone in my room with Flynn after all the festivities ended, removing the beautiful Baptism dress that all of my daughters wore and thanking God yet again as the scent of chrism oil surrounded her. And if I try really hard...I can still smell it.
The beautiful cake for our girl.
So serious my baby was...
She was wearing a sweater made by my great grandmother. My mother put new white ribbon in just for Flynn. : )
Thank you God, again, for the gift of our Flynn Grace. : )
I agree with what you said, it's like the baby's Baptism is the end of one period of time and a new one is just beginning. And time flies by from there. What precious memories.ReplyDelete
Each my children's Baptisms have been unique for one reason or another, but by far Margaret's was my favorite. I think part of it was because it was the first that one of our good friends, a priest, did for us and he made it so special for everyone in attendance. He included my other children in the ceremony, asked them questions why we do certain things during Baptism and explained so much. It was definitely a treasured day I will never forget.
Isn't the smell of chrism just so beautiful, so unique? I can always smell it for days and like you, I think I can still smell it if I really try.
So so sweet. A special day for a special little girl and her family.ReplyDelete
How precious, and yes what a serious look on her face.ReplyDelete
this is so beautiful billie jo! a special memory to hold dear for sure! i remember our girls baptisms too. so many tears. so much joy!ReplyDelete
have a happy day!
Good Morning, Such beautiful pictures and precious memories. Wishing you a blessed day.ReplyDelete
Just so sweet. What a wonderful day. Thank you for sharing your memories..BlessingsReplyDelete
Aww, she is so precious! And that is a beautiful cake!ReplyDelete
I LOVE the scent of the chrism oil. And isn't it amazing how as we grow older and wiser the sacraments are seem more powerful than when we were kids or even first time mamas? I even cry in church when another child receives his First Communion. Special memories to always keep close to the heart. That cake was beautiful! But not as beautiful as baby Flynn on her special day :)ReplyDelete
I know I am going to cry when my Confirmation kids receive their mark this spring!! And I don't even have one of my own receiving this year :)Delete
That is the prettiest cake I have ever seen...and precious precious serious baby.Delete
Oh, I love that chrism oil....never want to wash the babies afterward...Delete
How sweet! Great photos and precious memories...ReplyDelete
My youngest, Stephen, always had such serious looking eyebrows. I posted a little memory today of him, as well.
Have a great day!
I too have such wonderful memories of each of my kids baptisms. Once they were baptized I had a feeling of comfort and peace. Nicolas wore the outfit that Ray wore when he was baptized.ReplyDelete
Oh that oil... I love that smell too. There is something so precious and so holy about that day. I cried my way through both baptisms of my girls. Thanks for letting us peek into FlynnsReplyDelete
Precious pictures! Oh that chrism oil…I love it so much!!! I cherish the memories of all three of my children's Baptismal days. All three of my babies wore my Baptismal gown…beautifully preserved by my mother. I know I have 2 boys…but they wore the gown as well. Loved a little peek at your sweet girls precious day when she joined our Catholic family!!!!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful day to remember. And what a sweet blessing your precious little Flynn is. Thank you so much for sharing her sweet pictures and memories with all of us. We have come to love her. <3ReplyDelete
Oh, sweet sweet baby....ReplyDelete
Time flies too quickly! Flynn is adorable and that cake is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
So sweet! I love that she looks the same as she does now!ReplyDelete
What a great reflection to share!