5/16/11

akemi's baptism






We celebrated our sweet little girl's baptism recently and I'm only now getting around to posting some photos, it's been a crazy month. I definitely had moments feeling like it was completely surreal to be here baptizing our third baby. What a blessing! It was a gorgeous day and we were so happy to have family and friends come celebrate with us. By the end of the afternoon Henry and Akemi were completely passed out from too much fun! I also wanted to share this lovely prayer that Kenji chose for the days of our children's baptisms, it is the prayer of St Hilary of Potiers for perseverance and faith (both of which we really need to raise good children, don't you think?!)

Father, keep us from vain strife of words.
Grant to us constant profession of the Truth!
Preserve us in a true and undefiled faith
so that we may hold fast to that
which we professed when we were baptized
in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
that we may have Thee for our Father,
that we may abide in Thy Son
and in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.
Through Jesus Christ, Our Lord.

Amen.


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