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