My beautiful daughter was baptized last Sunday. Truth be told, the ceremony itself was not as reverent as I’d half hoped. The priest did not seem to be in a reverent mood at all. But it was the experience of baptism that was the important part. My daughter is finally a Christian.
I know being a Christian might not mean much to some people. And I’m not claiming to be an overly religious and devout Catholic. But I do believe there is a God.
Here’s a picture I took of her before baptism day:
Having Audree baptized felt like a significant milestone in her life. This is not to say she’s limited to believing only the things (or entities) I believe in. I would certainly still give her the freedom to choose her own belief systems when she grows up.
After all the struggles of planning and coordinating, we finally came up with a reception venue for 50 people. I was glad and thankful for her godparents, our friends, and family who celebrated with us. I just hope, despite any religion, Audree would grow up to be a strong, courageous, and kind woman someday.