Yesterday was a blessed day in Brenna's life, as we celebrated her beautiful life and faith through her formal baptism at our church, Christ the King.
Though she was already baptized in the hospital when she was five days old, we really wanted to hold a church ceremony for her and have her godparents, my cousin Steve and my best friend Kristin, present for her baptism.
Deacon Al Laabs, who also baptized Connor, did an absolutely wonderful job presiding over the ceremony and made it very personal for us. He remarked during the ceremony that while all children are such special gifts from God, there are certain ones sent down to us that help us become better witnesses to God and live in God's faith, like Brenna has. I didn't expect to get emotional, but those words meant so much to me, and I was left wiping away tears!
Brenna wore the beautiful little gown and bonnet that I wore 28 years ago :) She looked like such a little angel!
The start of the ceremony...
Extremely unimpressed with the water being poured on her head :)
Godfather Steve lighting the candle
With Deacon Laabs, Godfather Steve and Godmother Kristin
Though these past weeks have been so challenging, this beautiful ceremony really left a peace in me that things will get better soon. I was so glad to have that time out while we all celebrated God's presence and blessings in our lives and in Brenna's life.