Sunday, June 19, 2011

I Have Called You By Your Name

A christening is always a special service in our church. This morning was even more special to me because it was Baby Sister who was being christened.  Our pastor--the same pastor who married Mommy and Daddy--retires next Sunday so this was his last baptism before his retirement, even more reason to mark this Sunday as special.

This cap belonged to my grandmother -- Baby Sister's great-great grandmother -- and it was one she used for her babies. Would she have ever thought it would be used again in another century?

The sewing project I mentioned? It was the christening gown for Baby Sister. 
I think she and I both relaxed when the serious part was finished.

A dear lady who passed on many years ago used to make a banner for every baby who was christened in our church. She did this until she was well into her 90s. She had no children herself but doing this for every baby made it feel like they were all connected to her in a way. Her banners gave the child's name and then this Bible verse, "I have called you by your name. You are mine. ~Isaiah 43:1."  So, Baby Sister, today you were called by your name.


  1. Oh! Everybody is beautiful! What a happy, special time. The dress you made (on time!) is just so beautiful. Don't you two look lovely! I just love sweet baby feet. And that cap!!! It is amazing. Big pat on the back for you! Hope you take tomorrow off.

  2. We have figured out that the cap is almost 100 years old!

  3. I don,t know who is more beautiful , baby or mimi!!!!!!!!! The dress is gorgeous but the cap is divine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. What precious,precious pictures and a beautiful verse as well!

  5. How beautiful. And that gown is pretty spectacular as well. You did a beautiful job on the gown. It is perfect. And that sweet babe is precious in it. What a wonderful celebration.

  6. That is a beautiful gown, baby, and Mimi! What a treasure for momma and baby!


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