Monday, May 5, 2014

Kristen: Cynthia's Christening and a Family Heirloom

So this past Sunday I had the opportunity to share a blessed day with little Cynthia Rose and her delighted parents (the recently engaged Becky and Andrew). As a new Godmother, I take my responsibilities very seriously...which of course include gushing about the whole thing...

The baptism is a powerful moment in our faith, one that I truly cherished sharing with all present! It was wonderful to feel a spiritual connection with the family, as well as assisting Becky and Andrew to help Cynthia on her journey. My own Godmother is something special (and crazy, but you won't be reading this, will you Auntie Sonia?) and my Godfather's passion for history helped to spark my reenacting career. I can only hope to be as awesome as them for little Cynthia!

You may have noted the amazing white gown that she wore for the ceremony. I watched this little dress come together. How many people can say their own mother made their christening gown? It was a labor of love, culminating on that beautiful day when everyone admired its craftsmanship. Someone even asked if it was a family heirloom, to which I replied: "It is now..." Each little stitch represented her love for Cynthia! I'm just getting gushy...

Did I mention that Cynthia smiled while she was baptized? I'm not even kidding, or trying to brag about her. She totally did it, and I will tell her that when she gets older. Though I apologize now, I will be doing some bragging in the future...

I love these little reminders that there is a much bigger plan at work, that we are here for a greater purpose. While the baptism was perfect, I look forward to being a mentor, friend, and most of all Godmother. My family keeps growing, with laughter and love!

~Kristen

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