a baptism

We were overjoyed to have little Violet baptized this past Sunday. It is such a special thing to celebrate this first sacrament with each of our babies, what a blessing! She is so loved. And I feel such a sense of triumph over the past year... all the difficulties we faced with my pregnancy complications, the inconvenience of being between homes, Kenji searching for a new job... it was really a year of so much sacrifice for us. It was hard, and the recovery is slow, but let me tell you, the rewards are great.

This little life who has joined our family, who we've dedicated to God, she is worth it all. 

We are paid with her smiles every day!

keep your face always towards the sunshine and the shadows will fall behind you.    -walt whitman 



  1. Congrats little girl!!

  2. congratulations beautiful Violet. gorgeous photos. looks like a special day for everyone. what a reward!!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  3. Hi I am following you from the hop and want to say your little Violet looked like an angel in her baptism certificate. She looked happy and super cute!
    I would love for you to follow back.

  4. thanks for dropping a note while you were hanging out at my blog! it's so fun to meet new friends! btw, that picture of your daughter in her gown with her tongue hanging out deserves to be blown up super big and hung somewhere prominent in your home! :)

  5. Thanks so much for stopping by. THese pictures are beautiful and I so love the kids art to the side. I will have to read around more.

  6. What gorgeous photos. Your blog makes me so interested in your family. It'd be great to read a little more about you. Have you ever considered adding an "about" page to your blog? It's fun for readers to learn more about their favorite authors.


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