This past Sunday was hopefully the first of many important events in Bridget’s life: her baptism.
Surrounded by family and friends, and by the side of Brian, me, and her God parents, Jeff (Brian’s brother) and his wife, Jenny, Bridget became the newest member of St. Mary of the Falls Catholic Church.
Baptism is the oldest tradition in the catholic church and the ceremony was full of ritual and symbolism. But it was a statement made by the Deacon, which I believe was his personal contribution, that stood out most: “Bridget is no different now than she was when she entered the church this morning.” It’s up to us to teach and foster her faith.
Brian and I have been incredibly blessed in our lives, from the families we were born into, to the friends we’ve made along the way, and of course, to meeting each other and welcoming Bridget into our family. Helping Bridget recognize life’s blessings is not a responsibility but a true honor.
Thank you to our family and friends who shared this special day with us.
An Irish blessing for our Bridget bear:
With the first light of sun, Bless you. When the day is done, Bless you.
In your smile and in your tears, Bless you.
Through each day of all your years, Bless you.