Date: Sunday, January 17th, 2010. Location: Toronto
The weekend of my shower in Brampton, I was part of a wonderful celebration of faith, love, and trust.
My godchild Bella and Jake were baptised that weekend. What a memorable occasion for me and their families! The whole day was full of family traditions, from the dressing of the infants to the food. We started off at Mich's house for the pre-baptism ceremony gathering. Together with the other godparents, we took part of the "dressing of the children". I put on this gorgeous silk gown on Bella and she looked like a princess. Jake looked adorable in his white silk ensemble and cap. It was too cute for words. Once dressed, the "oohhs and ahhhhsss" came from next from the proud grandparents and relatives. How could you not? Look at them. :0)
Finally dressed (they were so good), we took them into the living room for family pictures. My husband was nominated to be the official family photographer and he quickly stepped up to the plate (in between the chicken pot pie and proscuitto). Once the pictures were done, we went to the nearby church. It was an intimate ceremony for 3 (Bella, Jake, and some other kid). I was such the proud godmother. I got to hold Bella for the watering over the head. It was such an honour to be part of this rite of passage. In the back of my mind I was wondering how Olivia's baptism would be.
After the ceremony, we drove to the banquet hall for a feast! It was absolutely amazing to see all if not most of Mich's and Dino's family and friends to celebrate the occasion. They are truly blessed with so much love and support. It was also time for me to catch up with some old friends from high school too. It was a night to remember for sure. Then, it was time to go. Sigh. We had to drive back to Ottawa that evening, but we didn't care. We would not have missed this baptism for anything (I even kidded around with Mich that if I had travel news, I would wait until after the baptism. hahah) It was a honour and privilege to be asked to be forever in Bella and Jake's lives. I promise to fulfill my duty as godparent to the best of my ability. Thank you for this gift.
I am excited for Olivia's baptism. Another opportunity for people to come together and celebrate this blessing that has come into our lives. Now...where to find a dress?