Sunday, October 25, 2009

Blessed

Today was your special day, angel. You got dressed up all pretty in your beautiful gown, your fancy shoes, and your sweet little bonnet and went to church. You slept all throughout mass, and woke up smiley and precious as ever. You looked right at Father and listened as he read the blessing to you. You squinted and shook your head as he poured the holy water on your head, but you never cried. You were all smiles.
I was so proud to hold you. So proud of my little girl. So proud to let everyone know that you are not only my child, but a child of God too.
All too soon your baptism was over. You handled it all perfectly. Even the car ride home.
I hung up your special dress and realized that this day, just like so many other days in your life, had come and gone too quickly. Yet another reminder to cherish every moment I have with you.
I am so proud of you, Grace. I love you more than words can say. Congratulations, and God Bless You.


44 comments:

Cassie said...

She is just so precious!

Linda said...

What a pretty baby!

Brittany said...

Oh my goodness! She is growing up so fast!! :) Congrats on her special day!!!

Krystyn said...

What a blessing. Congrats on her special day.

Dawn said...

She is such a beautiful little princess, and what a special day for Grace.

Mom24 said...

That last picture she literally looks like a doll. What a wonderful day. Congratulations.

Wacie's Way said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Maryeliz said...

She is just lovely. Special blessings on this very special day! (And I love the previous post, too.)

Kelly said...

Bless her little heart. She is just precious!

Riahli said...

Oh she is so pretty...it all goes by way too fast!

Hilary said...

She's a beauty. Congrats. :)

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Such precious moments!

Scrappy said...

Gorgeous! Such sweet pictures. Congrats!

Jeni said...

Aw, now you've done it -made me cry!
Such a beautiful tribute to a beautiful little girl and yes, how quickly the days -especially those of consequence like a Christening -whiz right on by too. Such a sweetheart your Grace is and such a gorgeous dress just for the occasion to show off not just how pretty she is but also just how calm, sweet and good too!
Peace to you -and to Grace as she begins her life anew anointed in Faith and Trust in our God.

wright said...

She is so beautiful, like a china doll. God bless her.

Kathryn said...

What a beautiful message to your little girl, who is just precious especially in her lovely baptismal gown! Congratulations!

Chrissy said...

She is such a beautiful girl. May she have God's blessing throughout her life.

Fire Hunt said...

Congrats on her special day. We just had a day like that also.

Laura said...

What sweet and wonderful photos! Grace is beautiful and you look gorgeous!!!!! HUGS

Emily said...

So precious! She looks like a little angelic doll! Baptism was one of my favorite days for each of my children.

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Truly blessed indeed . . . all of you. : D

XO!

Tammy said...

She is so beautiful. All of those moments come and go so quickly. Now you can reflect and cherish them.

Jaysi said...

Ahh...what a special day. She looked beautiful! Sorry I haven't been around much lately. I love the pics of the new house! How exciting. Is it starting to feel like home yet?

Hope you are feeling better. Be good to yourself. Find some time to get out for just a bit. It really does help!

Elaine A. said...

Oh Kat, what a precious doll and angel she is! Congratulations to her on her baptism. I just love her sweet bonnet and she's just gorgeous!

lime said...

congratualtions on the big day. so glad to hear it went so well. and yes, savor every day. soon they gorw up and are off to college.

tweetey30 said...

Congrats Grace and family. Its one special day.

Splaneyo said...

She looks just like a doll in her beautiful gown!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Oh, isn't she just precious!! I love her expressions. She seems like such a peaceful little angel.

Tonya said...

she is so sweet! I love the pictures.

Laski said...

You are so right . . . it is going by way, way too fast.

Stephanie said...

Kat - she is seriously beautiful! What a special day for Grace and your family. That warms my heart! Beautiful :)

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What a beautiful baby and child of God. Congratulations on her holy day!

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

She's just beautiful!

painted maypole said...

Beautiful.

My dad baptized our May Queen. It was such a wonderful day.

scrappysue said...

gorgeous!!!

Nap Warden said...

Just a little Angel:)

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

Not only will you remember the day of her baptism but you have a wonderful blog with beautiful pictures that you can someday show her and if blogs are still around when she's a teen-ager, she will go and read it and know she is so loved by her Momma.

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

HOW has she grown so quickly??? She is such a pretty, pretty baby.

April said...

Oh how SWEET she is in her baptism dress! Beautiful. :-)

Siobhan said...

She's absolutely gorgeous Kat. What a precious little face! I have been thinking about you and wondering how you're doing. I should have visited before now, but I am all caught up. Your home is gorgeous. I love the mood in you kitchen, it's so pretty. And that chandelier in the entryway is stunning.

As for me, I am just biding my time. My third little man is currently 4 days late and subsequently making me look bad! I busy myself with chores and even look for new ones! If he keeps it up, expectations will be raised!

Thanks for sharing these precious photos, I sat here beaming for you.

Momisodes said...

Congratulations!

Grace looks beautiful in her dress. So precious.

Cara said...

She is so precious! God Bless her and your whole family!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Congratulations on the blessed day! She looks lovely.

Tam said...

Her dress is beautiful. She is beautiful and I bet it was a beautiful day!!!!! Sending you best wishes!!!

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A new day that you have never lived before.
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