A couple of weeks ago, we had scheduled a weekend off for Jim so that we could get Nicholas' baptized. It was very important for us to do this for a couple of reasons. One, we wanted to show family & friends that we are committed to raising Nicholas in a Christian home. Secondly, the Pastor at our church was retiring and we really wanted him to baptize Nicholas. Pastor Howard has been a mentor to Jim for years. Jim grew up at Calvary his entire life. Pastor Howard was there when Jim made Profession of Faith and I reaffirmed my Profession of Faith. Pastor Howard married us and Samantha was baptized at Calvary. So it was only fitting that Nicholas was baptized at Calvary with Pastor Howard. We had a wonderful service and all of our family was able to be there. Samantha did a great job up in front of church as well. I was kind of nervous, because she always wants to go up there and do her ballerina moves, so I was nervous she was going to start dancing across stage while Nicholas was being baptized. She did great she stood right next to me and watched the whole thing. She did manage to get a couple of twirls in during prayer! She was wearing her big pink polka dot dress that twirled very nicely! She was excited she was able to do that and yes I did hear a few chuckles from the congregation during her twirls. Oh well, she is 3 1/2 and she is allowed to do that :)
After church we all went back to my in-laws from lunch, coffee & cake. It was nice to be able to spend time with extended family and friends. Nicholas did very well the entire day and he looked so handsome. His baptism outfit will be his 6 month pictures and I can't wait for Jim to take those!
Thank you to all of our family for the continued love & support through everything and for helping us raise both Samantha & Nicholas with Christian values and morals.