A Cause for Celebration

Sunday, September 27, 2009 we baptized our sweet, wonderful, precious son.
It was truly a day of celebration as Stephen Grande and I vowed to unreservedly dedicate our child to God and bring him up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
I honestly can not imagine having a child and not knowing a loving God. I am grateful from the bottom of my heart to know that the good Lord loves and cares for my baby and will give us the grace to raise him in a Christian home. I am also grateful for our parents, their faith, and the God fearing homes we were raised in.
Another special part of the day was that both mine and Stephen's fathers participated in the baptism ceremony. Grande's father is a pastor and did the actual baptizing. And my dad has been an elder in the PCA church for a number of years and was able to stand by our side.

It truly was a beautiful ceremony and little Stephen found it completely exhausting.
After worship we had a beautiful lunch that my mom put together to celebrate our covenant child. We used some of the zinnias (I blogged about earlier this month) for the table arrangement.
My mom also brought this beautiful cake. It tasted just as good as it looks!
I wish I had more pictures of us at lunch. It was one of those occasions where I chose to live it instead of photograph it.

All in all, it was a great day. A cause for celebration. We praise God for his faithfulness to us as a family and look forward to the day that Stephen small will profess his personal faith in Jesus Christ.


But the lovingkindness of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children's children.
Ps. 103:17


traveledroad said...

What a happy day to celebrate God's faithfulness to sweet Stephen. Wish we could have been there, neat to have both Grandpa's involved. Your family (and the food) looks great, love your dress!

BubblesandMoney said...

We serve an Awesome God. Love your post and pictures.

leslie. said...

Praise the Lord indeed! What a beautiful day...and y'all are beautiful too :) Little Stephen looks so incredibly peaceful. Great pictures, y'all look great!

www.sutalbot.wordpress.com said...

What a beautiful Covenant child. Love the photos of all of you! Wish we could have been there to hug Baby Stephen..xo

Lynn Beck said...

Stephen has those "Gillespie cheeks." He is so darling. I can hardly wait to see him!

All of you look great. Echoing Lindsey, I love your dress and the zinnias, cake, and everything look wonderful.

abbie said...

Praise the Lord!
He is adorable.
So glad you all enjoyed such a special day.

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