Every parent wants to pass down traditions and beliefs to their children. Every parent wants to give their child a foundation on which to build their own lives. Those traditions, beliefs and foundations are different for every parent and this is the one we chose. I hope to raise children who know and love the Lord. I want my boys to be loving and have open hearts and open minds. I want them to pray and have faith in a higher power. I want them to appreciate and respect choices of others.
To me, their baptisms symbolized the beginning of a faith journey. It is our responsibility to instill the values and beliefs that we know so that our children have a solid base on which to build their own faiths.
On a lighter, MUCH lighter note. This is Nolan's face the morning of the baptism:
As for the baptism, we were lucky to have Matt (Brad's long time friend) and Jen fly in from the D.C. area to be Carter's Godparents. It was a very fun couple of days with them!
This Casita and her husband, "the U" were Nolan's Godparents. They have a sweet baby boy who was an angel the whole time!
The boys were pretty much ready to go home when we took these pictures, if you can't tell!
During the ceremony:
After the ceremony:
We especially appreciate that the Jones family could be there. Sullivan literally just came home from the hospital after round two of chemo. I was so surprised and happy to see him there!
It was truly a beautiful day and event and it made me so full of joy and love!
Of course, I had to take a few more pics of the boys once Nolan's eye was better: