Monday, August 6, 2012

Memorable Moment Monday: A 'Holy Day' Holiday Weekend

Hey Humble Readers...

Here I sit, watching the nail-biter of a soccer game between the Canadian and US ladies in the Olympic semi-final.  Extra time here we come...

It's a nice way to spend a holiday Monday.  Here in Alberta, we celebrate Heritage Day on the first Monday in August, but really it's just another opportunity to spend some time together with my Beloved. 

But for us, the big action of the weekend was yesterday. 

Yesterday morning our wee little mister was baptized.  My Beloved and I stood before our congregation and made many promises on his behalf...

"to live with him among God's faithful people,
bring him to the word of God and the holy supper,
teach him the Lord's Prayer, the Creed, and the Ten Commandments,
place in his hands the holy scriptures,
and nurture him in faith and prayer,
so that he may learn to trust God,
proclaim Christ through word and deed,
care for others and the world God made,
and work for justice and peace."

When he's older (about 13 or so), and goes through confirmation, he will choose whether or not he wants to take those promises on as his own.  But for now, the onus is on us as his parents. 

Pippin was a real trooper through the whole service, wearing that heavy and hot christening gown*, and only letting out a bit of a squawk when our pastor poured the water over Pip's head. 

I always get teary at moments like this in the life of our congregation, but it was especially moving for me yesterday. 

*The christening gown that Pippin is wearing was made from my wedding dress and veil.  Ginny wore it for her baptism as well.  Now it will be drycleaned and boxed away carefully, so that hopefully some day in the future my grandchildren will wear it. 

This was posted as a part of PAIL Bloggers' Memorable Moment Mondays.  Click over and see what others are sharing and to share your own memorable moments


  1. Congrats Pip on your baptism and for being a trooper. I thought about using my wedding gown for the baptismal gown, but we still had the one from when I was a baby so I opted for that. Maybe my daughter will want to wear my wedding dress....

    Hope you are enjoying the extra day off today!!

  2. Congratulations Pip on your baptism! Praying God's blessings on you!

    I love the idea of using your wedding dress for the christening gown. I've thought of doing that as well *if* we're able to have a wee laddie or lass!

  3. Very nice day! I also used my wedding dress to make Seven's baptismal outfit. Or more accurately, leftover fabric from my wedding dress (which was made by my gramma).

  4. Oh the end of the soccer game was heartbreaking. Bronze medal here we come! Congrats on pippen's baptism. Love the pics. Looks like a lovely day. I have to look into getting our mister baptized!

  5. What a nice way to use your wedding gown!

  6. So very cool that you reused your wedding gown to make the christening gown - so much history there. Such a great idea. Congrats on Pippen's baptism!

  7. Beautiful! And like everyone else, I think that making the christening gown out of your wedding dress is AMAZING!!!

  8. I like how you made the christening gown--oh, just noticed EVERYONE has said that! :-) Congrats on a wonderful ceremony!

  9. Okay, for some reason my blog won't let me reply to you there. (It never allows me to comment on my own blog. Ha! Crazy blogger.) Anyway, about the chicken broth. Mainly I freeze it in 1-2 cup portions and keep it for winter when I do want soup all the time. But if you want to use it right now, the first thing that comes to mind is to use it, in place of water, when you cook rice/quinoa. It will give them color and flavor and make anything you use them in taste better, especially those light summer quinoa salads that we all adore. Mmmm.


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