A Grace-Filled Day

As promised, here are some pictures from Maggie's baptism this past Sunday. It was a beautiful liturgy (really, all baptisms are) and a lovely day spent with our families and friends. Fr. John came out before Mass to greet the congregation and spoke briefly about Maggie's baptism, and welcomed her family, friends and fans. It was so cute and totally cracked me up - and was probably not far off the mark! Our babe has many, many people who have been praying for her ever since we found out we were pregnant. It was a main reason I wanted to have her baptism during the Mass, so that the whole church could participate. We got hugs and congratulations from so many people that day after Maggie was baptized, congratulating us and telling us how they have been praying for us and "Baby Peanut" for months. It was awesome and humbling. How great is our God that a tiny baby could bring together so much prayer and faith, and work miracles through them.

Thank you, Jesus, for the blessing of our baby and our faith community ... not just OLMC but also our families and supportive friends from other parishes who have walked this journey with us.

We love you all and pray for you always.